Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returns to SNL with new teaser image
Alec Baldwin teases his return to Saturday Night Live this weekend in a new photo.
The photo sees Baldwin getting into character while a crew member handles cue cards. “…[SNL] tonight,” the actor tweeted.
Baldwin was enlisted by the late-night comedy series before the election to impersonate Trump, a characterization he reprised over and over again as the real Trump continuously blasted the show with each new performance.
“Well, I hosted SNL when it was a good show, but it’s not a good show anymore,” Trump told Matt Lauer in an interview. “Nothing to do with me — there’s nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible. I mean, I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good.”
Baldwin once said, “I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.” He’s since taken a more offensive approach to Trump following his string of tweets attacking SNL.
“You know what I would do if I were Prez? I’d be focused on how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE,” Baldwin responded to Trump’s tweets in November.
“I’d be focused on improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil,” he continued. “I would make every effort 2 retrain Americans so 2 cre8 jobs. 1 way u make America gr8 again is 2 put it back 2 work. I would make appointments that encouraged people, not generate fear and doubt. I could go on. You want more advice, call me. I’ll be at SNL.”
See Baldwin as Trump at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.