Perhaps the most hilarious part of listening to the deeply hateful is their tendency to not recognize in themselves the things they say they hate in others.

Take Alec Baldwin, actor and Trump impersonator (although he’s not as good at the latter as he is the former) who really dislikes President Trump to the point it seems almost personal somehow, like maybe Trump was rude to him once or something. It has that ” you dissed me at the fundraiser gala” flavor to it.

And while it’s only an assumption — because I didn’t find a quote where Baldwin actually says he hates Trump for his bombast and arrogance — it’s reasonable to assume he does, since that’s what the average liberal actor seems to dislike about the man.

Which makes it so funny when Baldwin arrogantly and bombastically declares that he could TOTALLY beat Trump in 2020 if he wanted to run against him (which of course he can’t because his wife wouldn’t like it and he has kids and he has a doctor’s appointment that day and he left the coffee pot on and he’s washing his hair that night, etc.)

“It would be the most exciting election we have had in ages — exciting. It’s an exciting idea. But the thing is, you lose your life. I have got little kids. My wife would never go for it,” the 60-year-old actor said during his appearance on “The Daniel Baldwin Show” Tuesday when asked if he thought he could win if he ran against Trump.

“Oh, absolutely, positively, I could beat [Trump] without a doubt in my mind,” Baldwin explained. “You know, I am somebody who … you think I want the United States to lay down and die and not have a strong defense? That’s preposterous. I am not going to come in there and say we have to walk around with our hand tied behind our back. The world is too dangerous for that.”

I could probably have been an Olympic swimmer if I wanted to. But I had parties to go to and boys to crush on and I had to do my nails and there was a good movie coming on TV that night, etc. My point is, it’s supremely easy to say it, rather hard to do it.

And, no matter what Baldwin thinks of Trump, the man didn’t just talk about becoming president. HE DID IT.

Personally I’m looking forward to Trump tweeting his response to this one. Sorry America.