Melania Trump 'Loves' Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Impression, Actor Claims He's Been Told

First Lady Melania Trump has not only watched NBC’s Saturday Night Live but also “loves” actor Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of President Donald Trump, Baldwin claimed in a recent interview.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show last week, Baldwin spoke about how he could beat Trump in an election and that he learned the first lady enjoys his impression of her husband.

Stern brought up the president calling out Baldwin on Twitter and getting his name wrong, to which the actor responded, “His wife knows my name.”

“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.

It’s unclear exactly who has relayed the first lady’s alleged approval of Baldwin’s impression to the Oscar-nominated actor, but he described his apparent sources as “powerful” people in Washington.

A spokesperson for the first lady’s office did not immediately respond to Newsweek’s request for comment.

Baldwin’s claim follows numerous reports about the first lady’s lack of public appearances following a medical procedure in May. Melania Trump was not seen in public for nearly a month after the procedure but did return earlier this month. The president claimed she did not accompany him on his trips to the Group of 7 summit in Canada and to Singapore to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un because she had a “big” surgery and that her doctors told her not to fly for a month.

During the interview, Baldwin also claimed he would he could supplant Donald Trump’s position in the White House. “If I ran for president, I would win, hands down,”  Baldwin said, adding his wife has told him she does not want the kind of exposure public office can bring.

Since hitting the campaign trail in 2015, Trump has called out Baldwin’s impression and blasted SNL as “unwatchable.”

And in March, Trump claimed Baldwin’s career was “dying” before he started impersonating then-candidate Trump, and claimed it was more “agony” for viewers to watch Baldwin play him.

“Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!” Trump tweeted.

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