Alec Baldwin says playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” is “agony.”
The “Looming Tower” star appeared on “The Tonight Show” Monday and was asked by Jimmy Fallon about his comments on the difficulty of playing the U.S. president on the comedy show.
“Everybody knows that [‘SNL’ producer Lorne Michaels] came to me and I thought we were going to do it for three weeks in the fall,” Baldwin explained. “Then he won, and I was like, ‘Oh, no.’ ”
Fallon also asked about Trump’s recent tweets attacking Baldwin’s impression of him.
Baldwin then responded with his own jab on Twitter.
“Nobody is forced to watch [‘SNL’],” Baldwin told Fallon. “When Trump forces people to listen to him, we call them government employees.”
The 59-year-old did admit that it was “surreal” to be attacked on Twitter by the president, but wondered about Trump’s Twitter obsession and whether he interrupts important meetings to say, “Hold on one minute, Alec Baldwin is a loser.”