Donald Trump thinks SNL is “unwatchable,” but the public disagrees.
Ratings for the long-long-long-long-long-running sketch series are at a 22-year high, and a recent episode hosted by Alec Baldwin was the show’s most-watched episode since 2011. The 30 Rock star’s infrequent though always (grotesquely) amusing Trump impression is a key factor in SNL‘s upswing in popularity, but he’s probably not going to be doing it much longer.
“His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed,” Baldwin recently told Extra host Mario Lopez. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried, which is why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation. I don’t know how much more people can take it… Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any kind of sportsmanship. He remains bitter and angry. And you just want to look at him and go, you won!”
It’s one thing for the guy from Glengarry Glen Ross to say he’s done impersonating real estate tycoon Donald Trump — it’s another that the guy from Glengarry Glen Ross told A.C. Slater that he’s done impersonating real estate tycoon Donald Trump. What a world. Anyway, Baldwin is still writing his Trump book, and if the Trump-less White House Correspondents Dinner wants him, “I would probably do it. But I’m not quite sure they’ll do. I think they may have a whole other idea.” Hopefully it involves Ghosts Can’t Do It.
(Via the Huffington Post)