Alec Baldwin Credits His Portrayal Of Trump As The Reason Why ‘Black People Love Me’
Alec Baldwin is always going to say whatever drives his impulse.
Recently, he opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the response he’s received from people about his portrayal as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me,” he said.
“They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
When it comes to crafting Trump, he also admitted, “I mean, it’s cartoonish. All I wanted my Trump to be is mean-spirited and miserable, like Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life. But then I’ll say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do it anymore,’ and people will go, ‘Don’t you dare give that up, we need you.’ Like I’ve gotten people through something in our nation’s history.”
Don’t quit, Alec! #America needs you.