Baldwin has said that he is not really influencing anybody’s political opinions and that playing Trump is one of the most fun things he’s ever done. Baldwin isn’t planning to stop anytime soon, telling ABC News that even though SNL is a major time commitment, he’ll continue to “do it some.” He also hinted that he isn’t limiting his impression to just 30 Rock. Baldwin said “I’m gonna do [Saturday Night Live] as much as I can, and there’s discussions about other venues we might pursue to further express out gratitude and admiration for the Trump administration.”
If you are lucky enough to score Saturday Night Live tickets anytime soon, you have pretty good odds to catch Baldwin doing his Donald Trump impression in person. When asked about the President-elect and his plans to hold him accountable over the next four years, Baldwin said that he won’t have to do anything, and credited Trump with being the head writer of all the material we do. Baldwin said, “We just sit back and we look at Twitter, we read the news and go, ‘There it is!’ And we probably should be, according to the WGA [Writing Guild of America], be giving Trump some writing credits for what he’s done for us. We’re just gonna sit back and just let the good times roll.”
This idea isn’t revolutionary, as a fellow very famous former SNL cast member essentially did the same thing. Will Ferrell’s impression of President George W. Bush was also a hit which saw the comedian take his role to Broadway. Ferrell starred in You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush in 2009, which was broadcasted live on HBO and ran at the Cort Theater from February 5, 2009 – March 15, 2009. The show broke the record at the Cort Theater, taking in $846,507 in one week. So if Baldwin wants some advice on how to successfully take a presidential impression outside the realm of SNL, he can hit up his buddy Will Ferrell.