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Alec Baldwin says Trump was invited to ‘SNL’
    2017-May-5  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

ALEC BALDWIN was ready to do his Trump impression for the president.

The actor, who famously impersonates Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” says he and NBC invited the real Trump to attend the night when Baldwin hosted the show earlier this year.

By the Feb. 11 episode, Baldwin had long been lampooning Trump on the NBC sketch series much to Trump’s dismay, also helping to contribute to the rating boon of the 2016-2017 season of “SNL.” So it comes as little surprise that Trump declined the invitation.

“When I hosted, we asked him and invited him to come to the show,” Baldwin told Ellen DeGeneres while visiting her talk show Wednesday. “We were so hopeful he would come, but he didn’t show up.”

The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” host said she has never invited Trump to come on her show and added, “I can’t imagine the two of you next to each other.”

Trump, who first hosted “SNL” in 2004, also led an episode as then-Republican presidential candidate in late 2015.

Baldwin, who has remained vague about whether or not he and his alter-ego will return to “SNL” after this season wraps May 20, told DeGeneres that he initially had no interest in playing the now-president.

“I don’t want to play Trump. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. Nobody wants to be Trump or play him on a show,” he recalled telling “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels when he was first approached last summer. But then the movie Baldwin was planning to begin shooting fell through. “Finally, one day I picked up the phone and said, ‘I’m Trump, here I come.’”

Despite their frequent Twitter wars, Baldwin still hasn’t seen Trump in person since he began the impression, explaining to DeGeneres that Trump is the type of New Yorker who would only do a drive-by to society events and isn’t one to hang around and rub shoulders.

After demonstrating his Trump face, he added that he’s happy the White House Correspondents’ Dinner didn’t have him host in Trump’s absence — instead, he delivered a very brief message via video while in Trump character. “They tried to keep it a little bit more informed,” he said, praising the event.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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