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Alec Baldwin: ‘I’d be a good president’

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Alec Baldwin says he’d make a “good president,” but isn’t sure his family commitments would allow him to toss his hat into the ring.

“Would I think I’d be a good president? Yeah, I think I’d be a good president,” the actor told an audience at George Washington University on Tuesday night.

“To run for office is something that I want to do,” he said, but cautioned that running “doesn’t seem to be practical with my lifestyle and my children.”


Baldwin, who once studied political science at the university, also told the audience he’s not sure America would want another celebrity in the Oval Office after President Trump.

“I’m not quite sure that Trump has left it open for nontraditional candidates,” he said. “The pendulum may swing the other way, and people are going to want people with real, bonafide credentials.”

Baldwin hasn’t been shy about discussing a possible run for office. He also said he would be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s fall gala on Nov. 27, prompting a joke from the moderator about whether he’d also visit New Hampshire.

The actor, who has won an Emmy award for his Trump impersonation on “Saturday Night Live,” was promoting his most recent book: “You Can’t Spell America without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody)” with co-author Kurt Andersen. The book is a satirical biography of Trump’s first year in office.

Baldwin had the audience laughing hard as he read an excerpt from his book.

“The best thing about the summer was no ‘SNL,’ which is a show I made successful after it was completely failing. It should’ve been cancelled 25 years ago,” he said, imitating the president. “And I have a great sense of humor but the hater Alec ‘Faux Message’ Baldwin is so bad at playing me, like he’s doing Aldo Ray or somebody.”

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