Alec Baldwin says he’s probably going to be retiring his Donald Trump impersonation — and it’s all Trump’s fault.
Baldwin’s comment came during an interview with Extra‘s Mario Lopez about his Baldwin’s new film, Boss Baby. Baldwin told Lopez that his famous SNL role is starting to wear on him and the audience, not because his fake Trump is getting less funny every time he does it but because the real Trump is just so “bitter” and “angry.”
“Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter, and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!'” exclaimed Baldwin. “His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed.”
Rather than “relaxing,” said Baldwin, Trump and his administration have embraced all-out “maliciousness.”
“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,” said Baldwin.
As for playing Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Baldwin said probably not. “I don’t think it’s going to happen, I don’t think they want that, for their [prestige] and their integrity, I think a lot of people are thinking if Trump himself doesn’t come and face the music as it were,” he said, adding that if they wanted him to, he’d “probably do it.”
Watch the clip below via Extra:
As the Daily Wire has reported, after eight years of refusing to take the kid gloves off in handling President Obama, SNL has almost obsessively targeted Trump. And even SNL’s liberal viewers are growing weary of the shtick. A recent poll found that more SNL viewers want the show to move on from Trump than those who want more Trump attacks. The lowest point for SNL thus far in its anti-Trump campaign is a skit portraying Kellyanne Conway as a sexual predator, which was so shameful even the New York Times had to condemn its “queasy edge of sexism.” In case you missed the tasteless skit: