SNL Gets Hollywood Star for Its New Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin will play the candidate during the upcoming season
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2016 4:48 PM CDT

People were already having a hard time telling Jack Donaghy and Donald Trump apart, so why not? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin will be playing Trump during the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, starting with the season premiere Oct. 1. Trump was most recently portrayed by current SNL announcer (and former SNL Trump) Darryl Hammond and castmember Taran Killam, who was let go over the summer. Now it appears the show will try to recapture the success it had keeping Larry David around to play Bernie Sanders last season. Baldwin, who played Rick Perry during the last presidential election cycle, has called Trump "the first candidate made of hate." How much we see of his Trump impression will probably depend on what happens in November. (More Alec Baldwin stories.)

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