Famously liberal Alec Baldwin has created a cottage industry out of impersonating President Donald Trump. When he appeared on Saturday Night Live as the candidate, then President, ratings soared. This week, Penguin Press announced that they're publishing a book by Baldwin and writer Kurt Anderson based on the impersonation of the President. The title tells you just about all you need to know about it.
You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.
Maybe it's just me, but I have my doubts that Anderson can pull off a book-long comedic riff by a fake version of the real thing. This takes ghostwriting to a whole new level (or depth, depending on your perspective.)
“I think it’s fair to say that Kurt will do most of the writing,” Baldwin told the L.A. Times. Anderson was the co-founder of Spy Magazine, which had a lot of practice making fun of Trump during the 1980s. “We have that arrangement whereby he doesn’t put on the wig, I don’t open up a Word document.”
Baldwin seems to get under the skin of the President:
In October, he tweeted, "Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!" Perhaps Baldwin is hoping to provoke Trump into inadvertently promoting this very strange book when it comes out this fall. The audio version will be read by Baldwin-as-Trump, for those who'd rather listen to the schtick than read it.