Alec Baldwin claims that a member of President Trump’s cabinet loves his impersonation of the president on “Saturday Night Live.” However, Baldwin will not reveal which cabinet member is a fan.
“I’m not going to name names, but a cabinet member walked up to me at a restaurant in Manhattan — Manhattan, that’s a hint — and he goes, ‘I gotta tell you something,’” Baldwin said in an interview published Monday in the Hollywood Reporter. “’This thing you’re doing is good, it’s really good.’”
“He goes, ‘I’ll get fired if anybody quoted me saying this, but that’s exactly what he’s like when you do it.’”
According to Baldwin, his popular impersonation of Trump is dependent upon him portraying the president as “miserable.”
“There are many people who do Trump now, and they all have different Trumps,” Baldwin said. “They have kind of a ‘balls-on-his-feet-light Trump’ or what I like to call ‘Gene Kelly Trump.’ But my Trump is ‘miserable Trump.’ No matter what. He wins, he loses, he’s miserable.”
Baldwin appeared on “SNL” over the weekend, playing Trump in a skit featuring an interview of the president by Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News.”
“Your staff has been insisting all week you didn’t fire [former FBI Director James Comey] because of his Russian investigation,” said cast member Michael Che’s Holt.
“No, I did,” Baldwin’s Trump asserted. “I fired him because of Russia. I thought, ‘He’s investigating Russia, I don’t like that, I should fire him.’”
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