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06/26/2017 08:12 am ET

Bill Clinton Zings Trump Administration At Alec Baldwin Roast

"I wouldn't know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face."
Alec Baldwin and former President Bill Clinton at "One Night Only" event to air July 9 on Spike.
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Alec Baldwin and former President Bill Clinton at "One Night Only" event to air July 9 on Spike.

Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday jabbed at the Trump administration during a Spike TV celebration of actor Alec Baldwin that was taped to be broadcast in July.

The former president and other celebrities, including Tracy Morgan and Robert De Niro, were primarily on hand at Apollo Theater in New York City to toast and roast Baldwin, a Donald Trump critic whose impersonation of the president helped pump the ratings of “Saturday Night Live” in the past year. But Clinton ribbed the Republicans in charge as well, USA Today reports.

“I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face,” Clinton said, using a phrase popular with the Trump administration.

Clinton works the audience.
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Clinton works the audience.

He later described Baldwin’s political inclinations from elementary school through college.

“He ended up going to George Washington University for two years, ran for student-body president and came back home to New York, where he followed the then-classic path, from politics to the soap operas,” Clinton said. “And now we know it works the other way around. You need to think about running again — you’ll probably win the next time.”

The “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” special will air July 9 on Spike.

Among those attending the event were, from left: Jack McBrayer, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan,
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Among those attending the event were, from left: Jack McBrayer, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan, Bill Clinton, Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Billy Baldwin.
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