Baldwin calls into radio show as Trump complaining about his impression

Alec Baldwin called into his brother’s radio show on Friday to address President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE’s earlier criticism and to poke fun at the president while impersonating him.

Baldwin — who often plays the president on "Saturday Night Live" — and his brother Daniel Baldwin were responding to a tweet the president had sent earlier in the day criticizing Alec Baldwin for his “terrible impersonation.”

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

During the radio show, Alec Baldwin answered his brother’s questions as Trump and also as himself. He responded to Trump’s criticism by saying that he views his impersonation of Trump as his “civic duty.” 


"First of all, everybody knows that Stephen Baldwin is the best Baldwin, OK?” Alec Baldwin said as Trump. "Stephen Baldwin is a great American who gets it."

When asked by Daniel Baldwin whether he didn’t have more pressing matters to attend to than social media attacks on the actor, Alec Baldwin — in character as Trump — said that he’s good at multitasking.

“I got this. I’m the president, I won, I’m a multitasker. I’ve always been. I’m always having a lot of things. I’ve always had five or six girlfriends at the same time, I can handle a lot,” he said.

Alec Baldwin went on to speak to his brother as himself, commenting on his impersonation of the president.

“If impersonating Trump and doing it by the seat of our pants here on 'SNL' these last several months is the definition of mediocrity, then I’ll take it,” Alec Baldwin said. “We are doing our civic duty. We are doing the best we can with what we have. Here we have this guy who is probably the greatest presidential impersonator we’ve ever seen in history.”

Alec Baldwin also said Trump lacks the empathy that other presidents, regardless of their wealth, have had.

“We’ve had wealthy men in this position before but they had some degree of empathy," he said. “It is just numbing to me that that’s missing to the degree that it is.”

Baldwin responded to himself as Trump, saying: “I am empathetic. I am one of the most empathetic people that I know."