Most people across the world know him for his incredible acting skills but Alec Baldwin has hinted he may take on Donald Trump at the 2020 election in the United States.
Baldwin, who has recently won over a new generation of fans for his Trump impersonations on Saturday Night Live, talked about the possibility of running for president when he recently appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show. The pair were talking about people who could possibly beat Trump when Stern said he believed his guest could do it.
“I’ve got a name for you: Alec Baldwin,” he said.
It’s something the 30 Rock star didn’t disagree with.
“If I ran, I would win,” Baldwin boasted. “I would absolutely win. I would 1000 per cent win.”
Stern asked the 60-year-old why he didn’t run, when the actor said he was too busy hosting American game show The Match Game. He also said it’s something his wife, Hilaria, wouldn’t approve of.
Baldwin then joked that if he was president, he would take the whole summer off to spend time with his kids. Of course, he couldn’t help but slip into his famous Trump impersonation.
The It’s Complicated star again said he was confident America would get behind him if he ran for office.
“If I ran for president, I would win,” he said. “Hands down I would win. It would be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.”
By this stage, the SirusXM host was practically begging his guest to run, telling Baldwin he was “the hope of the Democratic Party”.
Baldwin said he wasn’t sure who was going to run, but insisted it would be “somebody great”. He said there were so many things America needed to do that were so obvious and that was the only reason he says he’d run for president.
There’s no denying the star already has his hands full. Just last month, the Miami Blues star welcomed his fourth child in four years.
In addition to Romeo, he and his wife were already parents to daughter Carmen, four, son Rafael, two, and son Leonardo, 18 months, while Alec also has 22-year-old daughter, Ireland, from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger.
As for Trump, he is yet to respond to Baldwin’s latest comments. In the past, he hasn’t had many nice things to say about the actor, particularly when it comes to his portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live. During the 2016 election, he appeared offended by the sketch.
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
“Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election,” he wrote at the time.