Alec Baldwin Hints at 2020 Run: 'Beating Trump Would Be So Easy'


Actor Alec Baldwin floated the idea of a 2020 presidential run against Donald Trump in a Monday tweet.

“If I ran for President, would you vote for me?” the former “30 Rock” star wrote. “I won’t ask you for any $. And I promise I will win. Beating Trump would be so easy. So easy.”

He added in a subsequent tweet to his over 1 million followers, “These tweets save me millions in polling.”

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Baldwin — who won an Emmy Award in 2017 for his portrayal of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” — has raised the idea of challenging the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the past.

While a guest on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show last June, the celebrity proclaimed, “If I ran, I would win.”

“I would absolutely win,” Baldwin continued, telling Stern that if he entered the race, it would be “the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.”

“I would love to run for that kind of position to have things be just very common sense, ” he said. “There are so many things this country needs to do that are just so obvious.”

Baldwin, 61, also expressed confidence that “someone great” other than him would emerge on the Democratic side to take on Trump.

On Friday, the entertainer targeted the president in a tweet, writing, “Trump is lazy, corrupt, neurologically impaired. But he must also be quite confused.

“He believes the world is, or should be, like the set of The Apprentice, where he is paid handsomely 4 doing very little. And that all of his hatred/bad behavior will be shelved by Mark Burnett.”

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The Associated Press reported that Trump and Baldwin traded online barbs last year after the actor characterized portraying the current commander in chief on SNL as “agony.”

“Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony,” Trump tweeted. “Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!”

Baldwin responded, “Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride.”

NBC “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon asked Baldwin on Thursday if he planned to continue impersonating Trump on SNL, and the actor answered, “I just don’t know.”

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“I’m doing it now. We do it like once a month,” he added. “They keep pulling me back in … So I do Trump. I do my world famous ‘mediocre’ Trump impersonation.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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