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Donald Trump Tells ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Nix ‘Terrible’ Alec Baldwin and ‘Bring Back Darrell Hammond’

"Mr President... please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets," Baldwin responded.

Donald Trump and Darrell Hammond

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In between tweets about a “great” meeting with the NRA and the importance of the steel industry, Donald Trump took a shot at Alec Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” impression. In a since deleted tweet posted early Friday morning, the president made two spelling errors: Mistaking Baldwin’s first name as “Alex,” and referring to his “dieing” career. He then fixed the mistakes and re-posted the tweet.

“Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony,” said Trump. “Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!”

Baldwin responded a few hours later, and even Tina Fey couldn’t have written a better response: “Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for,” he said.

In a separate tweet, he added: “And Mr President…please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)”

Baldwin has earned much acclaim for his Trump impersonation, appearing on the NBC show since September of 2016 to rave reviews. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said playing the president was “agony,” which is likely what prompted the president’s tweet. Hammond, who often played Trump during his days as a cast member, briefly returned in the role before Baldwin took over.

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