Alec Baldwin Claims Cabinet Member Raved About His Trump Impression
Alec Baldwin claimed in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet praised the actor’s impersonation of the president.
“I’m not going to name names, but a cabinet member walked up to me at a restaurant in Manhattan — Manhattan, that’s a hint — and he goes, ‘I gotta tell you something. This thing you’re doing is good, it’s really good,'” Baldwin explained. “He goes, ‘I’ll get fired if anybody quoted me saying this, but that’s exactly what he’s like when you do it.'” (RELATED: Alec Baldwin Gets Hostile With Photog At Reagan Airport)
“SNL” creator Lorne Michaels credits former cast member Tina Fey with the idea of Baldwin playing Trump.
“The idea came out of a conversation with Tina Fey at some point during the summer,” Michaels said. “She said, ‘Well, the person that should really play [Trump] is Alec.’ And I went, ‘Yeah!’ A light went on.”
Baldwin has said never in his entire career has he received the kind of attention he does since playing Trump on the sketch comedy show.
“Well it’s amazing, I think more than anything it’s kind of eerie,” Baldwin said. “More than anything I’ve ever done, people come up to me and say something to me on the streets. People will walk up to me and I’ll, we’ll be putting Carmen [his youngest daughter] in her little stroller and someone will walk by very quietly and go ‘Thank you, thank you, oh my good thank you.’ They are always thanking me for the Trump thing.”