Alec Baldwin Reprises Donald Trump Impression at Star-Studded NYC Protest on the Eve of His Inauguration
Thousands of New Yorkers gathered outside President-elect Donald Trump’s Columbus Circle Trump Hotel to protest on the eve of his inauguration.
The protest totaled from 20,000 to 25,000 people according to staff and stretched down six blocks of Central Park West. Organized by Fisher Stevens, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore, the event featured prominent speakers protesting the incoming Trump Administration while calling for opposers to unite and continue to protest through the incoming Administration.
After an opening speech by Rosie Perez, Oscar-winner Robert De Niro came onstage to introduce New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. “I’m very happy to be here tonight with all of you and all of my overrated friends,” De Niro quipped at the beginning of his speech before reading hypothetical made up tweets from Trump about him.
The actor has spoken in support of his friend Meryl Streep after the President-elect tweeted that she was “overrated” after she spoke against him while accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globe Award.
Mayor de Blasio then addressed the crowd, saying, “Tomorrow, Donald Trump will have power. But tomorrow, you will have power as well. Donald Trump may control the agenda in Washington, but we control our agenda as Americans.”
Notable among the speakers was longtime New Yorker Alec Baldwin, who reprised his famous Saturday Night Live impression of the President-elect. “I just wanna say I’ve been standing out here in the freezing cold for a long time. I have to go to the bathroom, I have to pee. But I’m holding it in, I’m holding it in, I’m not gonna pee,” the actor-comedian said as Trump, possibly alluding to the unverified documents BuzzFeed posted accusing the President-elect of perverse sexual acts.
After his impression drew cheers from the crowd, Baldwin commented on the incoming administration and the resilience of New Yorkers. “Donald Trump and Steve Bannon and Mike Pence and all these people that are part of the Trump Administration, they think that you are gonna lay down. The one thing they don’t realize is…