He lampoons President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day 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 PelosiOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Democrats haggle as deal comes into focus Dem hopes for infrastructure vote hit brick wall 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 McCainSenate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' Grant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 MORE (Ariz.) or Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyIn Montana, a knock-down redistricting fight over a single line Trump-backed bills on election audits, illegal voting penalties expected to die in Texas legislature The Memo: Conservatives change their tune on big government 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.”