Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump impersonation channels George Washington in a new promo for the actor’s upcoming One Night Only roast on Spike.
“Hello everyone. It’s me, George Washington, who made America great the first time,” Baldwin’s Washington-via-Trump says.
“I come to you this Independence Day with a special message. First, you’re welcome, for your amazing freedoms, all this tremendous democracy. I grabbed so much freedom from those British losers – when you’re president, they let you do it,” a nod to Trump’s Access Hollywood tape.
The promo even goes meta at one point: “I created this terrific, incredible country for everybody, even the haters and the losers like Alec Baldwin, so that he could have the freedom to insult the president,” Washington says, adding later that Baldwin’s career “is a total disaster.”
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin premieres July 9th on Spike, with Kate McKinnon – the Hillary Clinton to Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live Trump – Robert De Niro, Ireland Baldwin and former president Bill Clinton among those roasting the actor.
Earlier this week, Baldwin revealed he would return to SNL next season as Trump, albeit in a smaller capacity.