After Alec Baldwin announced that he was done playing President Trump on Saturday Night Live and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee celebrated the fact, Baldwin decided to respond by taking a cheap shot at Huckabee’s daughter, White House press spokesman Sarah Sanders, by labeling her a “mouthpiece for fascism.”
Darrell Hammond did it and is a far better impressionist than I’ll ever be. When Anthony Alamanuik (started impersonating Trump on Comedy Central’s “The President Show”), all these people were attacking me, saying, “Oh, your impression sucks and you suck. Please go away.” It also was something I thought to myself: “I really don’t have a lot invested in my Trump impersonation, so please find someone and convince Lorne (Michaels) to replace me.” I’m completely down with that. Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine.So if (Atamanuik) wants the job, it’s his. He can have it. I’ve done that. I mean, I had a lot of fun with (the cast), and when Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider wrote (Trump sketches in 2016 and 2017), that was new, it was fresh and the ratings were good. But I feel like I’m done with that now. I’m so done with that.
Huckabee tweeted, “Alec Baldwin announced that he’s ‘so done’ playing @realDonaldTrump on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Good news for viewers who are ‘so done’ with ‘SNL’ & unfunny vicious Trump bashing instead of comedy. For refreshing variety, try my show instead tonight!”
That prompted Baldwin to take a shot at Huckabee’s daughter, writing, “Who knows what the future holds? I tell what it should hold. That you, who have sucked a govt paycheck out of the economy while you were a dreadful Lt gov and then gov and that daughter of yours, a mouthpiece for fascism, that you go away. Just…go away.”
He added, “And your show is dreadful. You have no charm, insight or intellect.”
If Baldwin has problems with fascism, he might want to check his endorsement of the Hollywood boycott of Georgia after the state passed a fetal heartbeat bill, an action that irritated his brother Stephen enough for him to tweet publicly criticizing his brother. As far as his big announcement that he was through playing Trump, he’s been threatening to stop for two years. In March 2017, he stated, “Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter, and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!’ His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed.” He continued, “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried… 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.”