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Trump Responds after Baldwin's Twitter Rant Says Impersonating the President is 'Agony'

Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody last year on Saturday Night Live, or SNL. But he doesn't enjoy it.

March 02, 2018 - 10:42 am
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WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- President Donald Trump isn't pleased with Alec Baldwin's latest comment that impersonating the president is "agony," and is suggesting Saturday Night Live replace the comedian. Trump tweets: "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!"

Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody last year on Saturday Night Live, or SNL. But he tells The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn't enjoy it: "Every time I do it now, it's like agony. Agony. I can't."

The comedian joked that if Trump wins in 2020 he might "host a game show in Spain."

 

In September, Baldwin told CBS Sunday Morning that he generally gets a positive response from people about his Trump impersonation.

"Sixty to seventy-five percent of the people that encounter me treat me like I was Jonas Salk and I had cured polio!" Baldwin laughed. "They walk up to me and go, 'My God, thank you! I can't thank you enough, that what you're doing is so important."