President announced recently that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, social media was quick to suggest the ‘SNL’ Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin take his place.
Trump would be the first president to miss the dinner since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who missed the event because he was recovering from an assassination attempt less than a month before, but even then he was yet able to give remarks to the event via phone.
Baldwin’s impression of Trump is been very famous among fans, and the popularity of the actor’s impersonation had stars like Zach Braff and Diane Warren calling for Baldwin to attend in the absent president’s place — in character.
“Time to suit up,” Braff tweeted, while Warren pleaded with Baldwin: “Oh pleeeeeez Alec Baldwin go as trump at Correspondents Dinner!!!!”
Baldwin has not yet reacted to the requests and didn’t make any statement so far.
.@AlecBaldwin time to suit up. https://t.co/DfVnzAYxSG
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 25, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump I hope they replace you with Alec Baldwin.
— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) February 25, 2017
Oh pleeeeeez Alec Baldwin go as trump at Correspondents Dinner!!!!
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) February 25, 2017
Hey @whca, since @realDonaldTrump has announced that he's not attending, it only makes sense that @AlecBaldwin deliver the keynote. #WHCA
— April (@ReignOfApril) February 25, 2017