Alec Baldwin has always been a popular actor, but he found a new kind of leading role in the resistance when he began playing – and mocking – POTUS Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Not only is his portrayal of the orange menace hilarious, it frustrates the living sh*t out of Trump and that, in and of itself, is a beautiful thing.
In an entertaining interview with GQ, Baldwin said he believes Trump’s days are numbered:
I think the powers that be, the money behind the Republican party, they’ll have to get the smell out of the room so that Pence can be the runner in 2020. And the sooner they get rid of him the better. How much more are they going to put up with? I don’t think they’ll put up with much more… I imagine he’ll resign.
Baldwin went on to say:
I imagine they’ll cite health problems. There might be things that would present themselves so he’d be forced to. And I’m not just talking about tapes with hookers… Putin is surrounded by a team of people who are ten moves ahead of everybody. If Trump fucks them, they will just burn him to the ground. It’d kill him.
He echoed the sentiments of millions of people in America:
I don’t hate him. I mean, the longer he’s in office the more unhappy I am. It just makes it harder. It doesn’t make it impossible… It’s not like I have to take a shower or something.
And then he said what we’ve all been thinking:
“Now, I am by no means comparing Trump to Hitler, I would never do that… What you see with Trump is how Hitler got elected. Someone who will say anything to people because of their economic interest.”