Judd Apatow: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Impression Is “Regrettable,” Has “No Bite”

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By Andrew Shuster

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Judd Apatow has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest celebrity detractors on social media, and now he’s even criticizing Alec Badlwin’s impression of the president-elect. On Friday, the comedy filmmaker expressed on Twitter that the actor’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation is both “regrettable” and has “no bite.”

Baldwin was noticeably absent from last week’s “SNL,” the first episode to air since Trump won the presidential election, but the actor will be back to reprise the role on this Saturday’s show. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Baldwin explained, “I’m going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often. There was a lot of things online that was said about it, like why didn’t I do it after the election? I was booked that weekend. Not even other jobs; we have things to do. It crashes every weekend.”

Apatow later retweeted the Vanity Fair article, and added, “The impression is hilarious but makes him seem like a silly fun character. There is no bite to it which will be regrettable when evil happens.” The comedy director, who’s been behind such hits as Knocked Up, Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has been very outspoken about his disdain for Trump, who himself is no fan of Baldwin’s impression. Back in October, the president-elect tweeted, “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”

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