Alec Baldwin Reveals 'SNL' Asked President Trump To Appear This Season, 'But He Didn't Show Up'
04 May, 2017, 22:42
Alec Baldwin has said he wants President Donald Trump to come back on "Saturday Night Live" to 'defuse tensions and unpleasantness'. And while the show continues to roast him on a regular basis, Baldwin recently revealed that they genuinely wanted Trump to be there for the February 11 episode that he hosted. The actor, whose Trump impersonations became a staple this season and helped propel "SNL" to its best ratings in years, said the president recently turned down an invitation to appear on the NBC show.
"I think if he came it would be a great show", Baldwin said in an interviewWednesday. "We were so hopeful he would come, but he didn't show up".
Alec Baldwin dances his way onto the stage with his adorable 3-year-old daughter, Carmen, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". No, but despite the protests, petitions, and a website offering $5,000 to any audience member who heckled Trump during his monologue, SNL went through with it. "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life, '" Baldwin told Ellen.
Baldwin also explained how it was that he came to slip into Trump's combover 'do in the first place for the show, saying, "I was going to do a movie".
Vanity Fair speculated that, by inviting Trump, SNL wanted to create a show similar to when Sarah Palin appeared to confront her impersonator. Though 45 may have only been in the Oval Office for three weeks during Baldwin's hosting stint, SNL has spent the past year or more fiercely calling Trump out. Alec told Renee, "The weekend of the 13th and the 20th, which is the season finale, it's the last show, May 20th, I'm going to do it then and hopefully go out with a bang".
It's probably safe to say the real Donald Trump will not.