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SNL: Alec Baldwin Confirms He'll Return to Play Trump Next Season

Better stock up on bronzer, SNL‘s makeup department: Alec Baldwin has confirmed he’ll be back playing President Donald Trump again next season.

The actor told CNN on Monday that he’ll reprise his impression of Trump on Season 43 of NBC’s late-night sketch show: “Yeah, we’re gonna fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it.” But he warns that his appearances may be more infrequent next season, likening it to “a couple celery sticks” rather than “a full meal.”

Baldwin debuted as Trump in SNL‘s October 1 season premiere, sparring with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton. He went on to play Trump in 16 more episodes last season, including the February 11 episode, which he also hosted. He’s now the most frequent host in SNL history, with a record total of 17 hosting stints under his belt.

His lampooning of President Trump was very good for SNL‘s ratings: Viewership of the long-running sketch show soared last season, climbing more than 30 percent to its highest level in more than two decades. One famous viewer wasn’t a fan, though: President Trump tweeted about Baldwin’s impression of him back in October, saying it “stinks.”

Are you happy to hear Baldwin’s Trump will be back on SNL? Weigh in on the yuuuuge news in the comments.

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15 Comments
  1. Chris says:

    Awesome ! Didn’t think he would stick around.

  2. Kevin Tran says:

    Happy about the news. More Alec Baldwin as President Trump on SNL next season.

  3. His optimism is admirable.

  4. David says:

    Give yourself and the world a break. Leave the country now. Thank you!!!!!!

    • Thisismenow says:

      But Trump doesn’t want to leave. He wants to play tennis in poor thin white shorts that scream and beg for mercy. Instead of, you know doing the job he was elected to do.

      • anon says:

        But, but it’s just such a hard job! He had no way of knowing that being President of the United States would be something he had to full time! It’s all Obama’s fault for not warning him!

  5. padraicjacob says:

    I mean he does a good job, but shouldn’t they look for someone who’s a part of the cast to handle this?

    Also, a little less frequency will probably make the skits better.

    • Billy Bob Johnson says:

      There’s no one in the current cast who could handle a Trump impersonation. Darryl Hammond would be great, but he’s been relegated to announcer by Michaels.

  6. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    A lot can happen in Washington between now and October. They may need him for only one sketch.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Glad Alec will be coming back to the show to play Trump again.

  8. ME says:

    Alec is terrific as Trump. Since he decided to cut back on appearances this coming season maybe he’ll record more episodes of Match Game.

  9. Jessika says:

    Great real news. Alec is so funny when he plays that character. Alec is fabulous on SNL and as they say laughter is the best medicine. Thanks to Alec for making us laugh.

  10. TDXI says:

    It’s not like he can play anything else. Shame he can’t see he’s staler than last weeks bread.

  11. disletti says:

    Terrific! He’s so funny