The “Saturday Night Live” regular has revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that an unnamed cabinet member told him at a New York City restaurant that his impression of the president was spot-on.
“I’m not going to name names, but a cabinet member walked up to me at a restaurant in Manhattan — Manhattan, that’s a hint — and he goes, ‘I gotta tell you something. This thing you’re doing is good, it’s really good,’” Baldwin said.
“He goes, ‘I’ll get fired if anybody quoted me saying this, but that’s exactly what he’s like when you do it,’” Baldwin continued.
That the cabinet member would not want to be quoted makes sense, given that the show’s depiction of Trump’s White House as a bumbling pile of incompetence has reportedly made the president furious on multiple occasions.
If Trump were to find out someone in his cabinet complimented Baldwin’s impression, it would not be hard to imagine it causing a ruckus ― especially considering it has led to the show’s highest-rated season in two decades.
As a complete non sequitur, we will now note for no reason whatsoever that Gary Cohn and Wilbur Ross, two prominent members of the Trump administration, both have longstanding ties to the island of Manhattan.