Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Want To Return As Donald Trump On ‘SNL’
On SNL, parodies of Trump have been portrayed by many different actors, including Jason Sudeikis, Darrell Hammond and Taran Killam. As Trump, Baldwin has managed to find various ways to mock the president, which Trump himself finds extremely unfunny.
In April, Baldwin used Twitter to say that beating Trump for President would be “so easy for him”. Even though Trump didn’t tweet any particular response back to Baldwin in this situation, his rage at Baldwin and the show itself is made clear through his past tweets.
Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
In an interview with USA Today on June 6, Baldwin shared that he just couldn’t imagine himself returning for another year as Trump. Despite how much he loves working with the cast, Baldwin explained that he plans to travel more for work in the fall and wants to spend more time with his family. The weekend show takes up a big chunk of time with his family. Baldwin said he wants the show to find someone who can do the role better than he can.
Baldwin also shared that he was never fully invested in his Trump impersonation and felt that Hammond did much better than he ever could. He noted that he is hoping that showrunner Lorne Michaels would be his replacement.