"There are bad feelings on both sides, so to have the opportunity to give people a chance to talk and laugh about it is a good thing,” Alec Baldwin admitted
“I’m glad people find it funny,” Baldwin said of his Trump impression. “But at the same time, I think people were very worried about the election. Both sides are very passionate so it’s been a very, very difficult time in this country.”
“I haven’t felt like this in a long, long time,” he admitted. “There are bad feelings on both sides, so to have the opportunity to give people a chance to talk and laugh about it is a good thing.”
On Saturday, the 58-year-old reprised his impersonation of Trump in another SNL cold open, where he poked fun at the president-elect’s nonstop activity on Twitter.
The real Trump was not thrilled with Baldwin’s portrayal of him and took to Twitter to slam the show.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” he tweeted.
The former 30 Rock star then responded with his own tweet, calling out Trump to release his tax returns.
Despite his headline-making impressions, Baldwin admitted to WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, that he doesn’t actually “hate” the 70-year-old business mogul, saying, “I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire.”
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays (11:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.