Most Read

News

Alec Baldwin Just Asked Melania Trump To Do 'SNL'—But Not Everyone Is On Board With It

Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage, @ABFalecbaldwin/Twitter

Alec Baldwin, who parodies President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has invited First Lady Melania Trump to "come, come to the light" and join him on the show.


In a series of tweets on Saturday, Baldwin said that SNL knows "what you're thinking" and would "welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible" if Trump were to make an appearance.

"Dear Melania-

We know what you're thinking.
What you're feeling.
You are quaking w anticipation.
Shuddering w a strange, newfound courage.
Come. Come over to the light.
We will welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible.
And then do SNL w me.

Sincerely,

Alec"

Baldwin added that SNL has "a chair waiting for you" in the SNL make-up room.

Baldwin's invitation is likely related to an interview he gave in earlier this month in which he told Howard Stern that sources close to the First Lady informed him she loved his impression of her husband.

"His wife knows my name," Baldwin said.

"I'm told she loves it," Baldwin continued. "More than one person, now a second person has come to us and said, yeah, it's true. She watched SNL. She watched it online and she laughed and she said 'That him. That's him!'"

"She must know what a maniac he is and what a weird guy he is," Baldwin added.

The internet, however, wasn't so crazy about Baldwin's idea. Numerous tweets indicated that the public has lost patience with the First Lady after she sported a jacket emblazoned with "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" during a visit to a detention center holding migrant children last week.

"You are giving her way too much credit, Alec," said one Baldwin follower.

Others said that she is "complicit" in her husband's routinely toxic rhetoric and anti-democratic actions.


"No more passes for her as an abused wife," another wrote, due to the insensitive nature of the jacket she wore last week.

Another said of the First Lady: "she can stay on her side and go down with the ship."

Adding more fuel to growing public skepticism over her role as First Lady, in 2011, Trump backed her husband's racist birther claim about then-President Obama, which falsely accused the former president of having a fake birth certificate and being born in Kenya.