SNL: Alec Baldwin will appear as Donald Trump this weekend
Alec Baldwin will return to Saturday Night Live to play Donald Trump during this weekend’s episode, a source close to the show confirmed to EW.
Baldwin memorably impersonated the president-elect throughout the fall, but did not appear on last week’s post-election episode with host Dave Chappelle (while Trump was referenced frequently during the episode, no sketch was built around him as a character).
Last week, Baldwin discussed playing Trump on the show, saying, “I’m not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy and they ask you to do that, most of the time, there’s some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like. Trump is somebody who — I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.”
This weekend’s SNL will be hosted by Kristen Wiig and feature musical guest The xx.