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Alec Baldwin To Play Donald Trump On ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Season

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Alec Baldwin is the new Donald Trump.

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For AFI)

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For AFI)

Executive producer Lorne Michaels cast the 58-year-old actor to play the Republican nominee this season on “Saturday Night Live,” the show revealed in a promotional video Wednesday.

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Baldwin is no stranger to “SNL.” He has guest-hosted the show 16 times since his debut in 1990 — more than any other celebrity — but has never played Trump before now. Darrell Hammond played Trump on the show last year.

“Saturday Night Live” premieres Saturday, Oct. 1.