Alec Baldwin on Trump's Victory: "Did He Really See This Coming?"
Baldwin also responded to whether 'SNL' attempts to sway voters: "NBC execs kill that."
Alec Baldwin was not on Saturday Night Live this weekend following the presidential victory of Donald Trump, but the actor who most recently took over impersonating the billionaire businessman is commenting about the election outcome.
Baldwin took to Twitter Monday to share some thoughts on Trump, post election victory.
"Trump has yet to look happy, satisfied, triumphant," Baldwin tweeted. "Only grim, purposeful and exhausted. Did he really see this coming?"
Baldwin was mum on his absence from the new SNL, which was hosted by Dave Chappelle, but he did share the moving video of Kate McKinnon dressed as her Hillary Clinton character, playing the piano and singing the recently deceased Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in the show's cold opening.
Baldwin also responded to whether SNL attempts to sway voters.
How naive you are, @DPD_— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 14, 2016
SNL tell people who to vote for?
Don't think that doesn't cross their mind.
But NBC execs kill that
Baldwin took over the Trump role weeks ago after he was asked to join the cast by show creator Lorne Michaels. His impersonation of the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States has been hailed by critics and fans.
In a recent interview, Baldwin opened up about finding his inner Trump.
"I don't hate Trump, but he's not somebody I admire," Baldwin said on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. “You just watch him and try to see him, like a caricaturist who draws. This is an exaggeration. I almost sprained my jaw pushing my lower jaw forward to talk the way he does."
After Baldwin took over the Trump role from former castmember and now announcer, Darrell Hammond, the real Trump said over social media he thought Baldwin's impression was lousy.
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
Trump has yet to look happy, satisfied, triumphant. Only grim, purposeful and exhausted.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 14, 2016
Did he really see this coming?