'I Would Absolutely Win' Against Trump in 2020


Actor Alec Baldwin said that if he ran for president in 2020, he would defeat President Donald Trump "hands down".

Baldwin won an Emmy in 2017 for his imitation of President Trump on "Saturday Night Live", which earned him praise from liberals and scorn from many conservatives, including Trump himself.

"If I ran, I would win", Baldwin proclaimed. "I would 1,000 percent win", he told Howard Stern. I would 1000 per cent win... "Oprah. Alec Baldwin. And so, it's opened up the possibilities for people who may not be traditional politicians but who are interested".

And in March, Trump claimed Baldwin's career was "dying" before he started impersonating then-candidate Trump, and claimed it was more "agony" for viewers to watch Baldwin play him.

The comedian said that while he would have the "funniest, most exciting, most insane campaign", he is hopeful that "somebody great" will run instead.

"I'm only saying that [about running for president] because people really don't have a sense of who is gonna come up".

"Somebody great is going to come up, I hope", he said in a more serious tone. But the only reason I say that is because I'd love to run for that kind of position, to have things be very common sense.

Previous year while appearing on "The Brian Lehrer Show", Alec said, "Someone told me - who's friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House - that Melania Trump loves "SNL" and she loves my impersonation".

Baldwin said he wants Democrats "to have a smart opposition to keep them on their toes".