“Saturday Night Live” is beefing up its talent for the anticipated election skits it’ll have when the new season begins October 1.
“SNL” regular Alec Baldwin will be playing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, NBC revealed on Wednesday in a tease of the season premiere.
NBC confirmed to Business Insider that Baldwin will play Trump for the entire season, the show’s 42nd.
The most recent “SNL” Trump impersonator was former cast member Darrell Hammond. He will stay on as the show’s announcer, which he has been since 2014.
“SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon will continue to play Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Baldwin currently holds the record for the most guest-hosted appearances with 16.
The actor has some strong feelings about Trump. In an interview with The Telegraph in June, he said the Republican nominee was “the first presidential candidate made of hate.”