Alec Baldwin: I'll Be Back as Trump
But actor will do fewer 'SNL' appearances next season
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2017 6:58 AM CDT
Alec Baldwin as President Trump.   (Will Heath/NBC via AP, File)

(Newser) – President Trump probably won't be sending out celebratory tweets about this: Alec Baldwin says he will indeed be back on Saturday Night Live in the fall to reprise his presidential impersonation. "Yeah, we're going to fit that in," he tells CNN. "I think people have enjoyed it." However, Baldwin says a busy schedule means he won't be appearing as Trump as frequently as he did last season. He likened it to viewers getting "celery sticks" instead of a full meal. Some thought his last appearance was a retirement of sorts from the SNL impersonation.

The news comes after Spike TV taped a tribute to Baldwin on Sunday featuring some big names. Two notable samples, via Vanity Fair:

  • Bill Clinton: "I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face. But I do know this: I first met Alec Baldwin more than 20 years ago. Even before that, I was a huge fan of his work in the movies."
  • Ireland Baldwin, daughter: "I’m here to roast this big old ham I call my father. Speaking of pigs, some of you may remember me as that thoughtless little pig that you read about. That was a decade ago, but my dad and I are in a much better place now. He would never say something like that because I’m 6-2 and I would kick his ass."

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