Saturday Night Live: Cabinet member says Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impression is 'exactly what he's like'

'This thing you're doing is good, it's really good'

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The past season of Saturday Night Live has won rave reviews across the board, partly thanks to Donald Trump, the President’s administration helping make satire great again.

Of course, SNL managed to bag the ultimate Trump impersonator for their 42nd season — Alec Baldwin — the actor making regular appearances throughout.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin revealed how one unnamed cabinet member once complimented him on the impersonation.

"I'm not going to name names,” he told the publication, “but a cabinet member walked up to me at a restaurant in Manhattan — Manhattan, that's a hint — and he goes, 'I gotta tell you something. This thing you're doing is good, it's really good.’

“He goes, 'I'll get fired if anybody quoted me saying this, but that's exactly what he's like when you do it.' “

Speaking about getting into character, Baldwin detailed all the ways he studies the President; watching speeches, off-the-record meetings, along with other Trump encounters. 

“There are many people who do Trump now, and they have different Trumps,” he said. “They have kind of a "balls-of-his-feet-light Trump" or what I like to call "Gene Kelly Trump." But my Trump is "Miserable Trump." No matter what. He wins, he loses, he's miserable.”

Donald Trump and Sean Spicer kiss on SNL

Over the weekend, Baldwin joined host and Sean Spicer impersonator Melissa McCarthy, the pair kissing each other while in character. Watch here.