Alec Baldwin Will Play Donald Trump This Season on ‘Saturday Night Live’

NBC released a promo video of the record-holding host impersonating the Republican presidential nominee

September 29, 2016

He may hold the record for number of times guest-hosting at 16, but this season Alec Baldwin will appear on “Saturday Night Live” in a fixed role.

In a dramatic promo clip (above), NBC revealed Baldwin will play Donald Trump during season 42 of “SNL.” The Republican nominee for President had previously been played by Darrell Hammond (who continues on as the show’s announcer) and Taran Killam, who was let go over the summer.

“SNL” exec-producer Lorne Michaels has worked with Baldwin numerous times before, from the actor’s many “SNL” hosting gigs to his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on NBC’s “30 Rock,” which Michaels also executive produced.

Like Larry David, who portrayed Bernie Sanders multiple times last season, Baldwin won’t be designated an official “SNL” cast member. However, he’ll likely appear regularly as the country braces itself for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Baldwin makes his debut as Trump on “SNL’s” season premiere, airing Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

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