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President Donald Trump declined Alec Baldwin's invitation. Sad!

Alec Baldwin has had quite the side hustle going portraying President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live." Wouldn't it be a kick to have both guys on stage together? Apparently the president didn't think so.

"When I hosted SNL this season we asked him to come," Baldwin said during a visit to the "Ellen DeGeneres Show." "We invited him to come and were so hopeful he would come but he didn't show up."


SNL chief Lorne Michaels had been after him to take the role but Baldwin began playing the president-elect, then president, only after a movie project fell through and he had time on his hands.

"I said I don't want to play Trump. That's the dumbest thing I ever heard in my life," Baldwin recalled saying at first. "Nobody wants to play Trump on a show."

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But of course he's embodied the POTUS in a most memorable way.

"I can't imagine what it would be like if I met him," Baldwin mused.


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