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Alec Baldwin has received a lot of notice for his Donald Trump impression on Saturday Night Live, but there are at least a couple of people who don't find the SNL segments funny. One of those people is Donald Trump himself. Another is Alec Baldwin's brother Stephen Baldwin, who recently had some blunt comments about his brother's new gig. Here's what he had to say:
Well, he's got the voice down very well. I think it's getting a little too nasty, now. I don't want to be a party pooper here, but I don't think it's very funny. I don't think there's anything very funny about this election. I think it's very serious, very important... We have never had this much stagnation in our economy in God only knows how long.
Stephen Baldwin was at the debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday when he was stopped by CBS News. The outlet asked him what he thought of his brother's late night antics, and he tried to make light of his opinion before going on a tirade about how he doesn't think it's funny in the least.
Saturday Night Live has been doing political impressions for years. In fact, Donald Trump has been poked fun at for much longer than the time that Alec Baldwin has taken on the role. Last season, Taran Killam had the coveted role of playing Donald Trump on SNL, opposite Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton. However, Saturday Night Live let Taran Killam go before Season 42 started, and the show had to go back to the drawing board to figure out who could pull off Donald Trump.
As it happened, Tina Fey had a conversation with Lorne Michaels and mentioned that Alec Baldwin would be perfect for the gig. While he had commitments at the time, a deal was later worked out and Alec Baldwin perfected the voice, the hair and the overall look of Donald Trump by the time Season 42 premiered. He's been on the show quite a bit during the first three weeks, as well, which means people have had a chance to see the impression and garnish their own opinions.
Clearly, Stephen Baldwin and Alec Baldwin don't see eye to eye, at least in terms of what sort of projects they would agree to take on. Still, it's clear that both care enough about the election to put their own thoughts in, and that has to count for something.
You can catch Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump when SNL airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET. To find out who is hosting the late night sketch series, check out our guide.