Everyone knows how it went down. During the campaign Alec Baldwin criticized Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. When Trump won the election he went on to perform a hilarious and ratings-grabbing impersonation of the new president, much to the latter’s great annoyance as seen on Twitter. All through the pre-inauguration “limbo”, and then the over one hundred days of Trump’s inauguration, the war on words and lampooning went on like regularly scheduled clockwork. But then nothing lasts forever, not even this. And Baldwin has dropped hints that perhaps the time has finally come to end the SNL Trump skits.

Concept getting tired and stale

In an interview on “Extra” Baldwin remarks that his impersonation of the President may have finally reached a point where audiences, who tuned in to SNL in droves ever since the thing began, will at last be getting tired of it. "His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed," Baldwin says of Trump. He went on to note his opinion on how people have become increasingly worried with developments coming out of the White House regarding the whole country. It’s in consideration of these viewers then, that the actor/comedian has decided to wind down the impersonation sketches, which were originally slated to be a regular segment of the NBC comedy variety show all this season.

The “SNL-Trump” also vented renewed frustration over the President’s attitude in general, not just in reactions to his sketches, saying, "Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains bitter and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, 'You won!'" Then again, it hasn’t been outright stated when the last Baldwin-as-Trump sketch was going to air on “Saturday Night Live”, just that it was likely going to be soon.

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Comparisons of hosting

President Trump himself has had a brief turn as an SNL host, during his candidate days in November 2015. However, Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of him has turned out to draw much higher ratings than the real deal’s feature episode. That one had a 6.6 overnight rating, overturned by a February 2017 episode with Baldwin’s skit netting 7.2, the highest overall rating for “Saturday Night Live” since 2011, six years ago.

There has also been talk of the actor reprising his latest hit role at the White House Correspondents Dinner, something Baldwin was up for, but thinks unlikely to push through. Just as well, the President was skipping it himself.