Alec Baldwin: I want to see 'a healthy Republican Party'
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He lampoons President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE on “Saturday Night Live,” but Alec Baldwin insists that most Democrats “want to see a healthy Republican Party.”

“I don’t want [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPelosi meets with Parkland students and parents, says gun control would be atop Dems’ agenda The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns Election Countdown: O'Rourke goes on the attack | Takeaways from fiery second Texas Senate debate | Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying abuse victims | Trump Jr. to rally for Manchin challenger | Rick Scott leaves trail to deal with hurricane damage MORE to run everything either,” Baldwin said of the California Democrat during a Monday interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.


“I want the Democrats to have a smart opposition to keep them on their toes,” added Baldwin, who won an Emmy for his “SNL” portrayal of Trump and is one of the commander in chief’s most vocal Hollywood critics.

“I’d like to see the Republican Party get back to [Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcConnell: GOP could try to repeal ObamaCare again after midterms Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race Live coverage: McSally clashes with Sinema in Arizona Senate debate MORE (Ariz.) or Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyArizona Dems hope higher Latino turnout will help turn the state blue Trump changes tone on Saudi Arabia amid mounting pressure Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B MORE],” Baldwin told Stern. “I’d like to think that this thing with Trump is a one-off."

Trump has sparred with Baldwin on social media before, saying on Twitter earlier this year that the 60-year-old actor’s “dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL.”

“It’s odd because it just shatters all the decorum we have of that job,” Baldwin said of Trump’s March tweet.

“There’s a mommy/daddy kind of thing people have about the president,” Baldwin said. “They want to believe they’re a person like their parents — there’s rectitude, and they’re decent, and they do the right thing. We only have so many things we can do to read that person.”

“We buy the presidency now — we vote for the president — like we buy gum or laundry soap. It’s all jingoism and all this marketing,” Baldwin continued.

The “30 Rock” alum and “Match Game” host also offered what he called a “theory” about Trump’s upcoming, history-making summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“You can almost see Trump's people saying to Kim Jong Un’s people, ‘We don’t really care if you get rid of the nukes. Let’s just say you are.’ ”

“It’s politics. Let me go home and say what I need to say to get reelected,” Baldwin said, pretending to speak as a Trump official.

“It’ll be like Kubrick faked the moon landing,” Baldwin exclaimed.

“As soon as you have the appearance of that feather in his cap, they’re going to fire [special counsel Robert] Mueller,” Baldwin said. “I think [Trump] needs something, a win, to obscure that he’s going to fire Mueller.”