Stephen Baldwin told the press that he doesn’t think Alec Baldwin’s impression of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” is funny, but that didn’t stop the brothers from having “a fun conversation” about the election.
Stephen appeared on “Good Morning America” Thursday to talk about Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, and addressed the relationship with Alec in light of their distinct political differences.
“I had a fun conversation with Alec a couple weeks back, like, literally at his house, home with the kids, floating in the swimming pool, having a good time and he said, ‘So, your boy’s basically handing us this election, don’t you think?'” Stephen said. “And I went, ‘I got a funny feeling you need to be more prepared for a Trump president than I do a Hillary president.'”
Stephen was one of the few actors publicly making the case to vote for Trump during the GOP candidate’s campaign. Now that his candidate won, his top concern is national unity.
“If you agree or not, the cool thing to do is to really give Trump the opportunity,” he said. “I’m just gonna be praying that everybody comes together and really gives Mr. Trump an opportunity to do the right thing and create the change for even the people that doubted him.”
Still, Stephen described the anti-Trump protests in New York City as “overwhelming.”
“And the thing that is so overwhelming to me this morning is that I stayed at Mr. Trump’s hotel last night with all the protesters outside, and it really freaked me out because I can be all excited and happy about the outcome, but then it was a wave of reality to see there’s folks out there that still don’t agree with all this,” he said. “And this is what makes the country so amazing, is that right now we the people — all of us — have an amazing opportunity to demonstrate the greatness of our freedom, of our vote, and the opportunity to really do our best and pay it forward and do the right thing.”
Stephen didn’t touch on his relationship status with other brother, Billy Baldwin, who called him out on Twitter for supporting Trump.
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) October 11, 2016
— Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) October 28, 2016