Alec Baldwin on Playing Donald Trump at Correspondents' Dinner: 'I Wouldn't Say I'm Not Lobbying'


Alec Baldwin says he's got some stiff competition when it comes to playing President Donald Trump.

The 30 Rock star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, where he revealed that there's been some speculation as to who would show up to the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner as "Trump," in light of the fact that the commander in chief recently announced that he will not be attending.

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"Now that he's not going to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, there are people who are lobbying to play him at the ... dinner," the 58-year-old actor said. "I wouldn't say I'm not lobbying."

Still, despite being the go-to Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live this season (which has drawn a ton of criticism from the president himself), Baldwin admitted it might be a tough gig to land!

"There's a lot of Trump competition. I got sucked into this," he added.

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Baldwin also talked about deciding how to play Trump on SNL, confessing that he wasn't totally sure what he was initially going to do before putting on the wig.

"The moment the stage manager takes me to my mark for the first dress rehearsal, I had no idea what I was gonna do," Baldwin shared.

Watch the interview below for more.

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