8:00am PT by Andy Lewis
Alec Baldwin Channels Trump for Faux Presidential Memoir Promo (Video)
Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have teamed up for You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year (Penguin Press, Nov. 7), a satirical look behind the scenes of the Trump administration’s inaugural year. To tease the book, Baldwin has gone full Trump in a series of video promos, of which this is the first.
The book, which includes such chapters as “If I acted ‘presidential’ all the time, I’d start losing my powers,” “Is Jared a Fredo?“ and "Ivanka has a gorgeous smile” offers an up close look at the Trump presidency. Trump (as channeled by Baldwin and Anderson), promises “the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs.”
He adds, “My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well — even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn't understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when 'it' is a 'memoir.' So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I've been forced to stay alone in the White House — only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it's all 100 percent true, so true — people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy."
You Can’t Spell America Without Me publishes Nov. 7. THR will have an exclusive preview of the book (including new photos of Baldwin as Trump) on Nov. 1.