“It’s totally a caricature, you just pick a few things. Like I was sitting in the room, I’m going left eyebrow up, right eyebrow down,” he said on Tuesday night’s show. “Shove your face like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car.”
The result is what has become familiar to “SNL” viewers and the president himself, who has repeatedly complained about Baldwin’s Trump impression.
“I think like a lot of people when I saw your Trump, I went, ‘Oh, thank God,’” Colbert said. “Somebody has cracked that nut.”
But he may not be doing it much longer.
Baldwin said last month that he’s not sure if he will continue with the gig after this season’s “SNL” ends in May.
“I don’t quite know if people want to continue with that,” he told British news agency the Press Association. “If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I don’t think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September.”
Check out his full conversation with Colbert above.