Baldwin offers to stop 'SNL' impersonation if Trump releases taxes
Alec Baldwin is offering to end his impersonation of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" if the president-elect releases his tax returns.
In between placing phone calls to world leaders, Donald Trump this Saturday again took issue with Alec Baldwin’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live.
The actor's tweet came early Sunday in response to one from Trump, who said Baldwin's impersonation "just can't get any worse."
"Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable!" Trump tweeted.
In the opening of the latest show, Baldwin portrayed Trump retweeting a high school student during a security briefing. Trump is a man easily distracted from important security briefings by the chance to retweet random people on Twitter.
Baldwin quickly tweeted back (from backstage?), “Release your tax returns and I’ll stop. Ha.”
Trump in October blasted an "SNL" presidential debate skit as a "hit job."
"Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks," he added.
The show played up the viral meme sparked by Trump lurking behind Hillary Clinton during the town hall debate.
Trump of course used the Twitter device to lambast SNL and Baldwin’s first take on him as a president-elect, on the Nov. 20 outing, calling the NBC sketch series (that he hosted a year prior) a “totally one-sided, biased show.” Baldwin that time responded by encouraging the White House’s next resident to stay focused on “how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE” and “improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil.”