Alec Baldwin Tells Jimmy Kimmel His Trick to Playing Donald Trump

Last week, President Trump recused himself from the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and comedians have been vying for his invitation ever since. Just ask his most famous impersonator.


“There are people who — now that he’s not going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — there are people lobbying to play Trump,” Alec Baldwin told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday.

“You are not one of those people?” Kimmel asked "The Saturday Night Live" star.

“Well, I wouldn’t say I’m not lobbying,” Baldwin admitted. "There's a lot of Trump competition."

“It should be whoever the president hates seeing do it the most, and that’s undoubtedly you,” Kimmel concluded. "No one will top you; No one even knows who these guys are," he insisted. "Wouldn't you love to be in that room with him, watching you do him and how mad that must make him?" 

Baldwin was initially hesitant to play Trump until he landed on his most hilarious tic.

"You can kind of suggest the voice, or the way they look [but] you have to think of who [Trump] is," Baldwin explained. "To me, he is always searching for a stronger, better word and he never finds it."

Baldwin demonstrated:

"These people, they're great people, they're fantastic people, and I just want to say working with them was a... fantastic experience," he said as Trump.

"He [has] a very limited thesaurus," Kimmel mused.

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