However, Alec just dissed the role by telling The Hollywood Reporter playing it is like “agony.” He shared, “every time I do it now, it’s like agony. Agony. I can’t.” And let’s just say Donald wasn’t happy with Alec’s comments…
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
He took to Twitter to express his dismay. Donald wrote, “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!” Darrell played Donald before Alec was given the role.
But don’t worry, Alec didn’t let the POTUS call him out without firing back. He also went off on his own Twitter rant. “Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for,” he wrote. Another tweet read, “Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake. A live Twitter feed for visitors to post on. A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars. You’re in and out in five minutes. Just like…”
Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
Alec finished off by making a dig at his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. “And Mr President… please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)” he concluded.
Even though Donald has been very outspoken about how much he dislikes the way Alec portrays him on the show, Melania actually might be a fan! Well, at least, according to Alec. The actor recently shared, “Someone told me, who’s friends with someone in the White House or formerly in the White House, that Melania Trump loves SNL and she loves my impersonation,” the 59-year-old actor said during an interview with WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. He went on to explain that Melania had allegedly said “that’s exactly what he’s like” when she saw Alec’s impersonation of her husband.
“Trump is horrified and beside himself that his wife actually thinks it’s funny,” Alec continued, but it’s unclear whether that is true or not. Stephanie Grisham, who is the director of communications for FLOTUS, denied that Melania had ever said those things. “That is not true, which is why Mr. Baldwin has no actual names to go with his bizarre assertion,” she said in a statement obtained via Newsweek.
Last May, Alec revealed he would be happy if Donald swung by the popular nighttime TV show. “I think if he came it would be a great show,” Alec said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the time. “I think it would be better for everybody. It’s always fun to defuse some of the tensions and unpleasantness of all this because we are mocking him — by no means with more frequency or more maliciousness if you will than other people.”
In the past, Donald, 71, has bashed the series on Twitter by once writing, “NBC News is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!” However, Alec claims all his skits about Donald are a result of Donald’s actions and words.
Alec as Donald on SNL(left) and Donald (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Trump himself is responsible for nearly all of the content,” the dad-of-four said. “Trump is the head writer at SNL. Nearly everything, every consonant and every vowel is something that Trump himself has rendered in some way. So I think Trump is even more frustrated because he has only himself to blame for that.”
Alec confessed, “We invited him to come when I hosted recently, but he refused to come, which is fine. I’m hoping SNL was the one thing he chose to ignore so he could actually do his job.” Now that’s a show we’d love to see!
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