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Add Sarah Paulson to List of Women Seeking to Play Trump

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Paulson is ready to become the tweeter in chief. 

Coming off the success of playing the Emmy-award winning role of Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Sarah Paulson says she is ready to play President Trump.

"I'd like to play Donald Trump," the actress told the The Hollywood Reporter, later adding, "Why not? That's an acting challenge to be sure."

She won't be the first woman to play Trump, nor should she be the last, especially because it makes Trump so uncomfortable to see members of his administration played by women. When Melissa McCarthy played White Hous press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, Trump was reportedly upset because he "doesn't like his people to look weak," an inside source said at the time.

It wasn't just Saturday Night Live's depiction of Spicer as a woman that bothered Trump. Out actress Kate McKinnon played Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the same episode. Rosie O'Donnell, who has had a decades-long feud with President Trump, tried to lay claim to playing the character of Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, but Saturday Night Live announced it had no plans to bring her on. Plus, Bannon is usually depicted as the grim reaper instead, which some might say is more accurate.

Ryan Murphy, the gay creator behind American Horror Story,revealed in February that the next season of the show would be about the 2016 election. The season will begin shooting in June, so maybe Paulson is hoping Murphy will see articles going around about her desire to play Trump and give her the role?

But it isn't clear yet whether the seventh season will feature either Trump or his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When asked about it, Murphy said it was a "maybe," and if the two candidates do appear, it will be in brief scenes.

Leslie Jones made the same plea during a skit on Saturday Night Live when she approached executive producer Lorne Michaels about her desire to play Trump. "I never dreamed that I could play the president, but then Melissa played Spicer and I was like, 'Why can't I play Trump?'" Jones said in the skit. Paulson is putting forth the same question.

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