Alec Baldwin had choice words for the
The tempermental "Blue Jasmine" actor, 55, got peeved Monday when he, wife Hilaria and their 5-month-old daughter, Carmen Gabriela, began traveling back to the U.S. after a trip to Paradise Island. Baldwin, who has a knack for Twitter tirades that get him into trouble, claimed that's when his baby girl was patted down by security.
"Flying from Nassau, Bahamas 2 NY. TSA 'random selects' my 5 month old daughter 4 a pat down. I am not kidding. #travelinginUSisadisgrace," he wrote Monday.
But in his rage, the former
A Homeland Security official told NBC News that the TSA doesn't conduct screenings in the Bahamas because the Bahamas are not part of the United States, as Baldwin's hashtag indicated. The cluster of islands actually comprises its own country, and screenings of passengers are conducted by the Nassau Airport Authority, the official said. The senior official also added that TSA does not pat down children younger than 12, though the administration has been known to do so in the past.
The error was also pointed out by a few of Baldwin's followers, and the
"I guess what I'm saying is: Traveling in the US is a pain in the ... ass," he concluded.
Still not the U.S., though, Alec.
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