Alec Baldwin Discusses His ‘SNL’ Impression Of Donald Trump, Says He Doesn’t Hate Him

While on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Election Day in the United States, Alec Baldwin talks about his real feelings about Donald Trump: “I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire.”

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On his raved about impression of The Donald he has been doing this season on Global’s “Saturday Night Live”, the actor admits to putting a lot of effort into it. Baldwin reveals he injured himself while impersonating Trump: “You just watch him and try to see him, like a caricaturist who draws. This is an exaggeration. I almost sprained my jaw pushing my lower jaw forward to talk the way he does.”

Believe it or not, Baldwin says he was initially not up for it: “They knew where they were headed with election coverage with it being as close as it was and all. When [Michaels] asked me, I said no. I thought, ‘I don’t want to do that. I don’t think I can.’ But you get lucky, and I think people were ready to take in that version of him, which is so aggressive.”

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For Baldwin though, the joy in playing Trump on “SNL” was being able to work alongside Kate McKinnon, who has continued doing her spot-on Hillary Clinton impression this season. “One of my greatest joys is that I got to do it with Kate,” he adds. “She is just this staggering talented woman. And she’s smart, because she mixes the sweet and the sour in there.”

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