If things keep going as they are, we may see a surprising candidate on the 2020 presidential ballot. Our favorite Donald Trump impersonator could be running against Trump.
59-year-old Alec Baldwin might throw his hat in the ring, because according to him, there’s no one who can beat Trump.
“I would love to run for office because I think people need something different. I think that all the people that are on deck in 2020, none of them are going to win,” the 59-year-old actor — who plays Trump on “Saturday Night Live” — told “Extra” in an interview released Tuesday.
Without naming names, Baldwin reiterated, “None of those people are going to beat him.”
Source: The Hill
Baldwin’s wife doesn’t seem to be on board. During the interview, she shook her head and said, “we’re not going to do that.”
Baldwin, though warned that if Trump were to be reelected, things would be a lot worse.
“You think things are bad now?” the performer added. “I’ll tell you when things are going to be worse — if he wins again.”
Baldwin has been playing Trump for a while now, to popular acclaim. He performed both that role and the role of Bill O’Reilly on Saturday Night Live on Saturday.
Here’s the video:
That’s not the same as actually being president, though, but the fact that Trump is in office could ironically be reason Baldwin might stand a chance.
Baldwin is a popular liberal who has long been very vocal about politics, but he’s no stranger to controversy. In 2013, he left a message for his daughter calling her a “rude thoughtless pig.” Last year, he called a reporter by a gay slur.
In normal political times, Baldwin’s lack of political experience, along with his caught-on-tape controversies, would be an immediate deal breaker, but these are not normal times. Baldwin’s flaws are far less glaring than Trump’s. Then again, Democrats are always held to a higher standard than Republicans.
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