Just hours after midnight on the East Coast, Donald Trump met with the three American citizens who were released from a North Korean prison earlier this week. While the White House was quick to use the news as a positive for the president, not everyone was impressed, including veteran actor and noted Trump critic Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin on Trump

It was made offical earlier this week that three United States citizens that have been imprisoned in North Korea would be released.

The news comes after North and South Korea appeared to take major steps in getting on the same page, with Donald Trump also planning to meet with Kim Jong-un next month. The three men, Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, arrived safety at Joint Base Andrews Base in Prince George's County, Maryland around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. Donald Trump was there to greet them as the media snapped pictures as the men walked off the plane. In the hours since the release, the Trump administration have used it as an example of a potential deal being reached between the president and Kim of North Korea.

While the release of American citizens from North Korea back to the United States has been universally viewed as a positive, others are skeptical of Donald Trump.

In a tweet sent out on May 10, "Saturday Night Live" actor Alec Baldwin questioned Trump and the release of the prisoners. "Trump’s negotiations in Korea are unprecedented?" Baldwin asked. "But, Reagan/Bush connections in the CIA manipulated Iran hostage release 2 impact Carter’s re-election," he pointed out.

Not stopping there, Alec Baldwin then wondered what was behind the release [VIDEO] of the prisoners from North Korea, while pondering if there was financial compensation exchanged that has not been made public. "There’s a deeply suspicious motive in nearly all US foreign policy," Baldwin added in his tweet, while concluding, "Kim Jong Un got $, lots of US $, to release those hostages."

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While Alec Baldwin is showing no signs of holding back [VIDEO] his continued criticism of Donald Trump, both on social media and in front of the "Saturday Night Live" cameras, the White House has a wide-range of more pressing issues to worry about. As the Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen scandal remains a headline in the news, the Russian investigation is only heating up, with domestic and foreign policy questions still remaining unanswered all leading to Trump's big meeting with Kim Jong-un set for next month in Singapore.