President Trump’s 2020 GOP primary challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldGeorgia GOP submits only Trump's name for primary Democrats take in lobbying industry cash despite pledges Weld: Trump using border wall as a 'scare tactic' MORE, says he "may be reduced" to debating Alec Baldwin, the actor who plays the president on "Saturday Night Live," if Trump refuses to engage with him.

In a Monday interview with C-SPAN, Weld was asked if there will be a debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary. 

“Well, if I have anything to say about it there will,” he responded. “Obviously, the president has said 'I’m not going to debate Bill Weld or anybody else.' I may be reduced to challenging Alec Baldwin, who plays the president with an orange wig on 'Saturday Night Live.'”

The actor may put up a strong fight on stage, Weld admitted. 

“I think I can hold my own with Alec Baldwin, although I don't know, he’s had a long career in show biz — he might clean up the floor with me. But I think he might be willing in service of the national interest to at least have a go at it. That should be good TV if nothing else  — the president would understand that.”

Weld is a long-shot candidate who is failing to gain much traction with the Republican Party. A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Trump, whose support among GOP voters remains strong, has a 72-point lead over Weld. 

Weld has positioned himself as a traditional fiscally conservative Republican and has been outspoken against the president whom he has repeatedly called racist. He was former New Mexico Gov. Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonThe Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win Trump challenger: 'All bets are off' if I win New Hampshire primary Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE's running mate on the Libertarian Party's 2016 presidential ticket.