- The Washington Times - Friday, June 7, 2019

Alec Baldwin said he has no plans of bringing his award-winning President Trump impression back to “Saturday Night Live,” saying he’s “so done” impersonating the president he disdains.

“I can’t imagine I would do it again. I just can’t,” the liberal actor told USA Today in a new interview. “They should find somebody who wants to do it.”

Mr. Baldwin, who won an Emmy for the role in 2017, suggested comedian Darrell Hammond to take his place. Mr. Hammond impersonated the president on “Saturday Night Live” before Mr. Baldwin replaced him during the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Hammond later told The Washington Post that losing the gig devastated him and almost drove him back to drinking.

“Darrell Hammond did it and is a far better impressionist than I’ll ever be,” Mr. Baldwin told USA Today.

This is a statement where Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Trump, longtime foes, can finally agree. In March 2018, the president tweeted that Mr. Hammond did a much better job at impersonating him.

Mr. Baldwin told USA Today that he’s “completely down” with someone taking his place.

“Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine,” he said. “I mean, I had a lot of fun with [the cast], and when Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider wrote [Trump sketches in 2016 and 2017], that was new, it was fresh and the ratings were good. But I feel like I’m done with that now. I’m so done with that.”

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