He’s so good at imitating it, he might as well be it! Alec Baldwin is known for his exceptionally well impression of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, so now many fans want to know if he plans to run for president in 2020!
On Friday, Oct. 20, Alec shared a cryptic tweet to his account that has everyone thinking he may actually be considering the job. “If I run for a President, think of how entertaining the debates would be,” the 59-year-old — who won the Emmy for his SNL performance last month — wrote on Twitter.
The message sparked mixed reviews from his followers. “I don’t want entertainment. I want a REAL president!” one user wrote. Another added, “Don’t tease us!” One said, “Please don’t. Please, I am begging you… Please, please, PLEASE don’t. Stick to acting. SNL. Having a great time with your wife and kids.”
Back in a 2008 interview with 60 Minutes, the dad-of-four expressed that being a politician has always been on his bucket list. “There’s no age limit on running for office, to a degree,” he said at the time. “Something I might do, one day.”
But before Alec goes off campaigning, he first wants Donald to come on the SNL set. “I think if he came it would be a great show,” he said in a previous interview. “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.”
He added, “Trump himself is responsible for nearly all of the content. 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.” They’ve even asked him to come on the show in the past! “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.” Would you vote for Alec in the next election?