Speaking on the “Brian Lehrer Show” Monday, actor and “Saturday Night Live” impersonator Alec Baldwin made the claim that First Lady Melania Trump “loves” SNL and his brash impersonations of President Donald Trump.
During the interview, Baldwin made the claim to Lehrer, “Here’s the scoop I have for you… someone told me, who is friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House, that Melania Trump loves ‘SNL’ and she loves my impersonation,” he said, adding that Melania “told this person very high up in the White House brass that that’s exactly what he’s like, and apparently Trump is horrified and beside himself that Melania actually thinks it’s funny.”
The claim was hotly refuted by the office of Stephanie Grisham, the first’ lady’s communications director, who sent an email to Newsweek stating, “That is not true, which is why Mr. Baldwin has no actual names to go with his bizarre assertion.”
President Trump has made it clear that he despises Baldwin’s mocking impersonations. In December 2016, he stated, “I hosted ‘SNL’ when it was a good show, but it’s not a show anymore. First of all, nothing to do with me—there’s nothing funny about it, the skits are terrible.… I do like [Alec] and I like him as an actor, but I don’t think his imitation of me gets me at all. It’s meant to be very mean-spirited.”
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2016