Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee incited a family spat between the Baldwin brothers and left the internet confused.
It all started when Alec Baldwin announced he was hanging up his Trump hairpiece on SNL, saying:
Huckabee expressed "good riddance" in a tweet lambasting the Emmy-winning actor and directed followers to watch his relaunched Christian-based program Huckabee instead of SNL.
On Saturday, the former Republican presidential nominee for the 2016 presidential election tweeted:
"Alec Baldwin announced that he's "so done" playing @realDonaldTrump on Saturday Night Live. Good news for viewers who are 'so done' with SNL & unfunny vicious Trump bashing instead of comedy. For refreshing variety, try my show instead tonight!"
Alec Baldwin announced that he's “so done” playing @realDonaldTrump on “Saturday Night Live”. Good news for viewe… https://t.co/1iq3mu08bb— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee)1560001714.0
Billy Baldwin—the second-youngest of the Baldwin brothers—scorched Huckabee, whose daughter is White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"Only two things funnier than my brothers impersonation of Trump. Your daughters impersonation of being an honest, decent human being and your impersonation of being a Christian."
Only two things funnier than my brothers impersonation of Trump. Your daughters impersonation of being an honest,… https://t.co/DFLZ3iHYSw— Billy Baldwin (@Billy Baldwin)1560102241.0
Things took a turn when Stephen Baldwin—a born-again Christian and the youngest Baldwin brother—took aim at Billy on Twitter with the hashtag:
"Do unto others," he suggested and continued, "which one made it personal."
"One difference / mystery of God is true holy discontent & the true hate in our hearts ... that comes without Christ."
do unto others ... etc notice which one made it personal ?? one difference / mystery of God is true holy discont… https://t.co/i1ZkXdU2B2— Stephen Baldwin (@Stephen Baldwin)1560105510.0
Billy responded with a double-take and wondered which side his younger brother was on.
He added that any "Christian" who supports Donald Trump himself "is a fraud" and countered with the hashtag: #GottaReadANewspaperStevie.
I’m confused... didn’t Huckabee start this by personally attacking our brother first? Any Christian that supports… https://t.co/z7kKzlqw6M— Billy Baldwin (@Billy Baldwin)1560120308.0
Twitter chimed in by commenting on the black sheep of the family.
@BillyBaldwin We've all got "that one" in the family.— Kevin Dwyer (@Kevin Dwyer)1560120817.0
@BillyBaldwin So sad to see two brothers speaking like this!— Donna Clark (@Donna Clark)1560123729.0
Billy affirmed his affection for his brother but added that politics divide them.
@donnaluxton5 Love my bro... just don’t agree with him on politics.— Billy Baldwin (@Billy Baldwin)1560175998.0
Actress Holly Marie Combs had a suggestion for Stephen.
@StephenBaldwin7 Simmer down Stephen. Really. Or at least tweet some words of your own. God doesn’t need to be invo… https://t.co/Iw5Cyknkhh— Holly Marie Combs (@Holly Marie Combs)1560128585.0
This user shared an anecdote about her regrets over a sibling at odds.
@BillyBaldwin My brother took things too far politically on facebook, said some hurtful things. So I didn't see him… https://t.co/RBt5ogKdTA— ❤️Diana❤️ (@❤️Diana❤️)1560168850.0
Twitter remains confused over the im-bro-glio.
@H_Combs @StephenBaldwin7 The best part is I can't even understand what the hell @StephenBaldwin7 is saying. Is he… https://t.co/T350LJmltw— Eric Wilson (@Eric Wilson)1560130824.0
@BillyBaldwin Wait - you stepped in in support of your elder brother who had been attacked by Trump, and then your… https://t.co/cxgnxDT6Ra— Alice Evans (@Alice Evans)1560120684.0
People wished Stephen well.
@StephenBaldwin7 Family is truly all people have in this world. I hope you find peace. You are a hot mess. It breaks my heart.— I AM CHRISTINE (@I AM CHRISTINE)1560125542.0
@StephenBaldwin7 Bros before govs, dude.— Zero Chill Susan (Bonnie B.) (@Zero Chill Susan (Bonnie B.))1560121165.0
@StephenBaldwin7 Way to make the holidays awkward, Baldwin https://t.co/zLolNk1Wi8— Cheri Scudder-Thomas (@Cheri Scudder-Thomas)1560122275.0
Others did not leave Huckabee off the hook for bashing Alec Baldwin.
@GovMikeHuckabee @realDonaldTrump I’d rather watch SNL episodes from the not-so-good yrs nonstop for the rest of my… https://t.co/YEYxlMfeuc— Zia Aggie (@Zia Aggie)1560015259.0
@GovMikeHuckabee @realDonaldTrump It was barely even parody. He just played it straight. Trump is the joke.— Ohhh, That Jim?! (@Ohhh, That Jim?!)1560016819.0
Alec Baldwin stated the reason for retiring from his SNL portrayal of Trump was so that he could spend more time with family.
Continued attacks for his turn as the commander-in-chief culminated in Trump's attack on SNL:
"Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?"
Alec asked someone to convince SNL producer Lorne Michaels to find another Trump impersonator.
"I thought to myself: 'I really don't have a lot invested in my Trump impersonation, so please find someone and convince Lorne [Michaels] to replace me.' "
While actors are interchangeable, brothers are not.
Hopefully, the Twitter feud is nothing more than a minor bro-haha.
If you're going to miss Alec Baldwin's take on President Donald J. Trump, his book, You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody), is available here.