Alec Baldwin, who has made mocking Donald Trump nearly a full-time job — including writing an unreadable book lampooning the president — has a new show on ABC that will make its big debut after the Oscars on Sunday night. Amid reports of Baldwin's big news, the object of his frequent ridicule chimed in to slam the "dying mediocre" career of his comedic nemesis.
ABC's "Sundays With Alec Baldwin," a "sneak peak" of which will air after the Oscars Sunday, is a beefed-up version of his public radio podcast series that focuses around Baldwin interviewing various famous people. The big debut will feature Baldwin's discussions with Jerry Seinfeld and Kate McKinnon, whose "Hillary Clinton" has shared the stage with Baldwin's "Trump" on SNL.
"I'm excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field," Baldwin told Entertainment Weekly. "I've enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera."
But Trump doesn't appear to be quite as excited about the show or as grateful to ABC for greenlighting it.
"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony," Trump tweeted Friday. "Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!"
Trump's reference to Baldwin describing playing him as "an agony" comes from an interview the actor conducted with The Hollywood Reporter.
"Every time I do it now, it's like agony. Agony. I can't," said Baldwin. "If things don't go in the right direction for the midterms. … I could go out on the street, stand on any corner and tap 10 people on the shoulder. And all 10 of them, in all likelihood, would be more qualified — ethically, morally, intellectually and spiritually — than Trump. I'll vote for Mitt Romney. I don't care. Anybody over this guy. It doesn't matter. We have to get rid of him. And that's another project I'm working on. I was the keynote speaker at the Democratic Dinner in Iowa, and I'm gonna go do a couple more of those this year. My wife and I agreed that we're gonna give it everything we have. And then if, God forbid, he wins again in 2020, I'm wondering can I host a game show in Spain."