20 Most Savage 'SNL' Political Impersonations

From a vintage "Klutz-in-Chief" to Tea Party icons and a certain thin-skinned POTUS, these were the show's sharpest politico parodies

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Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin)

Numerous cast members had portrayed Trump over the years with varying degrees of success (the less said about his hosting gig, the better); it was Tina Fey who supposedly suggested to Lorne Michaels that Baldwin would make a good SNL avatar for the man who's currently in the process of gutting our democracy. And thanks to her, one of the show's most beloved hosts is currently turning in one of its most iconic impersonations. His original take was all go-for-broke bluster and aggression; since the election, Baldwin has brought a combination of swagger and barely-concealed panic to his portrayal. He's practically a glorified cast member at this point, and given that he's set to host this week, we imagine the knives are getting sharpened even more. But if nothing else, no presidential parody has received as much real-time feedback – especially from an actual sitting President.

From "Gina" trade deals to beating ISIS with Siri, here are Alec Baldwin's most spot-on Donald Trump impressions.


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