Actor repeats comments on “Tonight Show” from earlier in the month…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Alec Baldwin’s comments about his portrayal of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live earned the actor some presidential tweets earlier this month.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter on March 1, actress Kate McKinnon asked Baldwin how much longer he plans to portray Trump on SNL:
Every time I do it now, it’s like agony. Agony. I can’t…
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.
Trump responded on Twitter the next day.
Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
Baldwin tweeted back:
Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
On Monday, Baldwin joined Jimmy Fallon on the “Tonight Show.”
“You said it’s like agony,” Fallon said.
“It’s not like agony,” Baldwin responded. “It is agony.
“He came to me, [SNL executive producer] Lorne [Michaels], and said do the Trump thing, and we thought we were gonna do it for three shows in the fall.
“There was no way he was gonna win. And then he won and I remember lying in bed and going, ‘Oh no.'”
“I don’t need to tell you, it gets exhausting after a while,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin described the encounter as “surreal,” then he went on to discuss how he thinks the president goes about tweeting during his daily routine.
Watch Fallon’s interview with Baldwin: