Alec Baldwin was five minutes late for his hosting duties at Wednesday’s RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala, when a staffer joked, “Was someone holding his parking spot?”
(He’s pleaded not guilty in his case of alleged misdemeanor assault on a Manhattan motorist.)
Onstage, Baldwin broke into his Donald Trump impression, and joked that if bids went high enough at the charity event, “You, too, can host the Oscars as your prize. They have an opening!”
But he later sped out of the gala as fans and photographers snapped shots of him.
“Make it quick,” he griped of the photos as wife Hilaria trailed after him in high heels.
Robert De Niro, whom we reported has split from wife Grace Hightower, attended with daughter Drena De Niro as his plus-one.
Guests also included Dan Rather, Chris Tucker and Cheryl Hines. David Zaslav, Bruce Broussard and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy were honored.
Kerry Kennedy presented an award to President Barack Obama.
“I’ve been on this hope kick for a while,” Obama told the Ripple of Hope crowd. “Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials.”
We hear Obama chatted about President Trump backstage, but a source caged, “It was an intellectual conversation.”
The gala raised more than $6 million, including a record-breaking $200,000 from its live auction that had art by Paul Gerben.