The 60-year-old actor chatted with The Hollywood Reporterand explained how his impersonation has become a staple.
"I mean, it's cartoonish". "But then I'll say, 'Oh, I don't want to do it anymore, ' and people will go, 'Don't you dare give that up, we need you.' Like I've gotten people through something in our nation's history".
He added: "I don't know how to say this and I don't want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me".
In the wide-ranging interview, done ahead of the premiere of his new talk show, the actor shared his complicated thoughts on the #MeToo movement, explained why "black people love [him]" and revealed which family member he isn't really talking to right now.
Nora Ephron once wrote that there were times, when interviewing people, when she wanted to say: "Me! Me! Me! They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go insane". "But ever since I played Trump, black people love me".
In April, Baldwin said the Trump administration is full of "pirates, whores and thieves".
Alec Baldwin has been caught with his foot in his mouth once again. Trump tweeted in March.
Baldwin told a few innocent stories about paparazzi run-ins, but he was internally fuming. He's planning to appear in Season 44 of the show for a few of the episodes, with his first one scheduled for October 13.
Alec Baldwin portrays President Trump during the cold open on "Saturday Night Live". Of the #MeToo movement, and as a man in Hollywood, he said, "They're looking for people".
"She goes, 'Alec, they called me and they said that a wardrobe person said you sexually molested me and that you constantly had me sitting on your lap and they asked me for a comment, '" he recalled.
"And she said, 'I told them it was ridiculous, that you never groped me, '" he said. It's not a witch hunt because a witch hunt indicates that there is very little truth, if none at all, and there is a lot of truth here. "This is a fire that needs fresh wood, and they're coming for me, '" he recalls.
"What worries me is that this is a fire that needs constant kindling", he said.