Over the last year and a half, "Saturday Night Live" has seen a resurgence in popularity, much in part because of how the show has handled its political satire. In a recent interview, veteran actor Alec Baldwin revealed that First Lady Melania Trump is allegedly a fan of his work intimidating her husband

Baldwin on Melania

It all started on the floor of Trump Tower in New York City during the summer of 2015. Donald Trump, with his family by his side, announced his plan to run for president in the Republican primary election, causing a media frenzy in the process.

The initial reaction from the media and millions around country was that Trump was not serious about his candidacy, and was likely running to gain higher ratings for his reality show. Despite this, the former host of "The Apprentice" used his controversial campaign style of popping off at the media and his opponents in controversial fashion and was able to ride that momentum to a victory and nomination at the GOP convention last summer. It was at this time when "Saturday Night Live" hired Alec Baldwin to join the cast and play a mock version of Trump. The skits and performance became so popular that "SNL" saw a dramatic increase in ratings, but it didn't go over well with the billionaire real estate mogul.

During the election, Trump would routinely lash out on Twitter over "SNL," calling on the show to be canceled, while bashing Baldwin's portrayal. Despite this, the show has remained popular as they have continued with their political humor, though the president has gone silent with his criticism. According to The Hill on November 6, Baldwin went on the record to claim that Melania Trump was actually a big fan of his work on the show.

While joining the "The Brian Lehrer Show" of WNYC on Monday morning, Alec Baldwin revealed that Melania Trump, according to his sources, is actually a big fan of "Saturday Night Live," in particular of his acting ability when doing so as Donald Trump.

"Someone told me, who's friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House, that Melania Trump loves 'SNL,'" Baldwin said, before adding, "she loves my impersonation."

Not stopping there, Alec Baldwin went on to say that his source reportedly quoted Melania Trump in saying "That's exactly what he's (Trump) like." While Baldwin is sticking by his claim, the office of the first lady was quick to fire back in opposition. "That is not true," a spokesperson for Melania said in a statement, while adding, "which is why Mr.

Baldwin has no actual names to go with his bizarre assertion."

"SNL" moving forward

While Donald Trump no longer speaks out about "Saturday Night Live," the show is showing no signs of slowing down, with viewers appearing to stick with and support the program's political satire. With Trump still in his first year in office, it's unlikely that Alec Baldwin will be leaving "SNL" anytime soon.