On a podcast last week, former President Trump allegedly suggested that the terrible incident on the set of “Rust” involving actor Alec Baldwin and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins may have been deliberate.
Baldwin fatally shot Hutchins in October with a pretend gun loaded with a live cartridge. Authorities are looking into the situation, but no charges have been filed as of yet. The actor, 63, has stated that he is “totally participating” with the probe.
Trump, who claims he has no knowledge of the actor, told conservative podcast host Chris Stigall that he thought it was odd that Baldwin would point a pistol at a cameraman rather than a fellow actor on set.
“As bad as it may have been kept, meaning, you know, the people that take care of the equipment and the guns and everything else … But even if it was loaded, and that’s a weird thing — maybe he loaded it,” Trump said before discussing Baldwin’s imitations on Saturday Night Live.
“He’s a cuckoo-bird, he’s a nutjob. And usually, when there’s somebody like that, you know, in my opinion, he had something to do with it,” Trump said.
“But if nothing else, how do you take a gun and just, whether it’s loaded or not loaded, how do you take a gun, point it at somebody that’s not even in the movie and just point it at this person and pull the trigger and now she’s dead?” he added.