Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (Screenshot)

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (Screenshot)

Alec Baldwin has portrayed Donald Trump countless times on “Saturday Night Live,” but now the veteran actor is making a bold claim, saying he would “without a doubt” defeat the president if he were to run against him in 2020.

The “Hunt for Red October” star, appearing Tuesday on “The Daniel Baldwin Show,” said, “Oh, absolutely, positively, I could beat [Trump] without a doubt in my mind.”

“You know, I am somebody who … you think I want the United States to lay down and die and not have a strong defense? That’s preposterous. I am not going to come in there and say we have to walk around with our hand tied behind our back. The world is too dangerous for that.”

The 60-year-old veteran of TV and film added: “It would be the most exciting election we have had in ages – exciting. It’s an exciting idea. But the thing is, you lose your life. I have got little kids. My wife would never go for it.”

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Irrespective of who gets the nomination to take on Trump two years from now, Baldwin said the secret to beating the president is to never “mention his name,” focusing instead on what specific plans the challenger has to offer.

“If you went out on a campaign trail and tried to state the obvious … everything that’s hateful and suspicious and all the condemnation of Trump has already been said. He is the most criticized president in history, other than Nixon,” Baldwin said. “Trump’s election is one of the greatest tragedies in history.”

As WND is reporting, a posting Wednesday from Rasmussen Reports is headlined, “Is Trump-Bashing Backfiring on the Democrats?” and then suggests the answer is yes.

“Eighteen months after Election Day, many Democrats and their allies in Hollywood and the media continue to attack President Trump in an unprecedented fashion. But few voters think it will pay off for Trump’s opponents in the next election,” the report said.

Forty-three percent of likely U.S. voters “think there is too much Trump-bashing going on in the popular culture today,” the report said.

“Thirty percent say there isn’t enough, while 21 percent feel the level of Trump-bashing is about right.”

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