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Being Donald Trump is wearing thin for Alec Baldwin.
Although the actor has earned rave reviews playing the 45th president on Saturday Night Live, Baldwin told Extra that he intends to hang up the impersonation soon because he’s not sure how long viewers will be able to endure it.
“The maliciousness of this White House has people very worried,” Baldwin said in an interview with Mario Lopez. “That’s why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation. I don’t [know] how much more people can take it.”
Admonishing Trump’s temperament, Baldwin said he “overwhelmingly lacks any kind of sportsmanship” and “remains bitter and angry” even after winning the election. “You want to look at [Trump], and you want to go, ‘You won!'”
Baldwin also indicated that it’s unlikely he’ll fill in for Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he said. “I honestly don’t think that they want that. I think that for their prestige and their integrity — I think a lot of people are thinking that if Trump himself doesn’t come and face the music, as it were, I don’t know what kind of program they’re going to have.”
Baldwin added, “If they wanted me to do it, I would probably do it, but I’m not quite sure they do. I think they might have a whole other idea involved.”
Watch video from Baldwin’s Extra interview above.