Few political impressions have made an impact the way Alec Baldwin’s version of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” has, even if Baldwin isn’t actually a regular cast member on the show.
Baldwin appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” Tuesday night, and he talked about how he gets into character as Trump, a role that has earned him a lot of love and plenty of hate, including from Trump himself, who has called “SNL” a “totally one-sided, biased show” since Baldwin started regularly doing his Trump on it.
“When I saw your Donald Trump, I think like a lot of people, I went, ‘Oh, thank God. Someone has cracked that nut,'” Colbert told Baldwin.
After saying that he does get a lot of “thank yous” on the streets of New York City for the role, Baldwin got into what makes his Trump impression tick. It turns out, he’s not going for accuracy.
“It’s totally a caricature. You just pick a few things,” he said of watching Trump’s mannerisms to nail the impression. “I’m sitting in the room, I’m going, ‘Left eyebrow up, right eyebrow down. Shove your face like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car.'”
Then he immediately went into his Trump face.
Watch Alec Baldwin talk about his Trump impression below: