Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression on ‘Saturday Night Live’ hits the mark but doesn’t go deep

October 2, 2016 12:30 PM

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From the voice and the facial expressions to the tan and the poorly tailored suit, Alec Baldwin rocketed to the top of the Donald Trump impersonators list on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The comedian flat-out nailed Trump's many idiosyncrasies.

But Baldwin's impression of the Republican presidential nominee remained safely in the realm of absurdist humor, never venturing into the territory of truly biting satire. An article by The Washington Post's David Weigel asked Friday, "Can SNL take down Donald Trump? Is it going to try?" The answer,...

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