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Alec Baldwin says he’d ‘absolutely win’ if he ran for president

12 June 2018

Alec Baldwin arrives to 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Could Alec Baldwin go from impersonating the president to becoming the president? Hands down, I would win.

In an interview with radio host Howard Stern, actor and comedian Alec Baldwin said he has no doubt that he could beat President Donald Trump in a presidential match-up and that he has been told that first lady Melania Trump thinks his Saturday Night Live impression of her husband is dead-on.

To run for office is something that I want to do", Baldwin said at the time, but added that campaign "doesn't seem to be practical with my lifestyle and my children.

Though Baldwin's idea sounds like a joke at first - "I've gotta do Match Game!" he suddenly remembers, referencing his current gig as the host of ABC's summer game show - he later becomes more thoughtful about the idea of running for president, shooting down Stern's insinuation that he is "the hope of the Democratic Party". "It'd be the funniest, most exciting, most insane campaign".

"Would I think I'd be a good president?".

The resident blowhard and Emmy victor for his portrayal of Trump on "Saturday Night Live" said the only thing stopping him from a run at the presidency is his wife.

"The only reason I say that is because I'd love to run for that kind of position to have things just be very common sense", Baldwin said. "Yeah, I think I'd be a good president", he told an audience at George Washington University a year ago, The Hill reported. "She watched 'SNL.' She watched it online and she laughed and she said, 'That's him".

Alec Baldwin says he’d ‘absolutely win’ if he ran for president