Guys, quit asking Alec Baldwin to play Trump on Saturday Night Live because he’s not going to do it anymore. For real. It’s over, no matter how many Emmys you throw at him. “I feel like I’m done with that now. I’m so done with that,” Baldwin told USA Today. “When [former head writers] Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider wrote, that was new, it was fresh and the ratings were good.” Does that mean Baldwin would be interested in guesting on The Other Two, Kelly and Schneider’s post-SNL show? It would be pretty easy to slot him into the show’s demimonde of entertainment hangers-on. Ironically, caring about the ratings is the most Trump-like thing Baldwin has done in a while.
Baldwin would be more than happy to pass the SNL impression baton to Anthony Atamanuik, who has been doing his carefully observed version of Trump since he was an unlikely primary hopeful. “If he wants the job, it’s his. He can have it,” Baldwin said. But Alec? He’s just too busy now. SNL is hell on his weekend, and he’s very busy and important and also a father, so please, stop asking him to play Trump.