Alec Baldwin Looks To Profit Off Playing President Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Alec Baldwin looks to profit off playing President Donald Trump as he helps to write a satirical book about him.

Penguin Press announced on Wednesday, Baldwin and Kurt Anderson — a founding editor of a magazine that labeled the president in the 1980s “a short fingered vulgarian” — will write a book titled, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump,” according to New York Times.  (RELATED: The View’ Weighs In On ‘SNL’ Kellyanne Conway Skit: ‘It’s So Great’)

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MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 02: Alec Baldwin attends “El Hormiguero” TV show at Vertice Studio on October 2, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

“I think we’ll be channeling and amplifying the real Trump,” Andersen explained. “Writing for a five- or 10-minute sketch is different than writing a book, which has to be a narrative.” (RELATED: Alec Baldwin And Melissa McCarthy Return To ‘Saturday Night Live’ To Mock Trump Administration)

“It’ll be sharp,” he added. “I’m going to start talking like Trump: ‘It’ll be great! It’ll be fantastic! But it will be sharp. It won’t just be fun-loving.'”

“I think it’s fair to say that Kurt will do most of the writing,” Baldwin told the outlet. “We have that arrangement whereby he doesn’t put on the wig, I don’t open up a Word document.”

“There will be a moment when this will be over,” he added. “When Trump will fade into ignominy and take with him his ability to outstrip satire.”

Mocking the president has been great for business like “Saturday Night Live,” who have experienced a ratings spike. The show hasn’t seen numbers like the current season since the 1994-1995 season, according to the Huffington Post.

The book is scheduled to come out in November.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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