Donald Trump threatened via Twitter to arrest actor Alec Baldwin for sedition.
In December 2016, a screenshot purportedly showing a tweet sent by Donald Trump in which the President-elect threatened to arrest actor Alec Baldwin for sedition was circulated on social media:
The above-displayed message does not appear on timeline. While it’s possible that the message could have been deleted, this is highly unlikely as the screenshot of the tweet supposedly indicates it had been retweeted 4058 times at that point, yet we were unable to uncover any links back to the original message.
A faint watermark on the right edge of this tweet states that the image was created with a web site called FakeTrumpTweet.com:
Finally, while Trump’s Twitter account has presented some spelling errors, the President-elect most likely knows that the actor’s name is “Alec Baldwin” and not “Alex Baldwin,” as evidenced by other real Trump tweets about the actor:
Donald Trump has criticized Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live for their portrayal of him, but he has not gone as far to proclaim that he will have the actor arrested for sedition when he officially becomes President in January 2017.