It's safe to say that what's made SNL so popular of late has been Alec Baldwin's pitch-perfect parody of Donald Trump, from the election right through to the current mess the whole world is in.
However, Baldwin's been pretty vocal about the fact that he doesn't really like playing Trump all that much. In a recent interview with Extra, Baldwin admitted that his days of playing the US President are numbered. "His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed," Baldwin said. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried, which is why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation. I don’t know how much more people can take it."
Trump has personally tweeted about Alec Baldwin's parody of him, both during and after he was elected President, and SNL now makes a point of skewering the weekly f*ck-ups by the Trump Administration. As for Baldwin reprising his role for the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner - which the real Trump will not attend - there might be some leeway, but he believes it's unlikely to happen.
"I don’t think it’s going to happen, I don’t think they want that, for their (prestige) and their integrity, I think a lot of people are thinking if Trump himself doesn’t come and face the music as it were I don’t know what kind of program they're going to have," said Baldwin.
"If they wanted me to do it, I would probably do it, but I’m not quite sure they'll do. I think they may have a whole other idea."