Trump criticizes actor Alec Baldwin again

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Washington (AFP)

President Donald Trump on Friday attacked actor Alec Baldwin, who lampoons him mercilessly on the comedy show "Saturday Night Live."

Baldwin said in an interview Thursday with The Hollywood reporter that it was "agony" to impersonate Trump.

"Every time I do it now, it's like agony. Agony. I can't," Baldwin said.

Trump fired back early Friday in a tweet in which he mispelled the actor's first name -- writing 'Alex' -- and mispelled the word dying as "dieing." He later corrected both mistakes.

"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony," Trump wrote in an early morning tweet.

"Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch," Trump wrote.

Trump as played by Baldwin is a wildly popular character on SNL.

The president used to lash out fairly regularly against Baldwin and the show, but this is the first such barb in a while.