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Stephen Baldwin: Alec’s Trump impression isn’t very funny

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Actor Stephen Baldwin says he is not a fan of his brother Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

“Well, he’s got the voice down. I think it’s getting a little too nasty right now. I don’t want to be party-pooper here, but I don’t think it’s very funny,” Baldwin told CBS News late Wednesday after the final presidential debate of 2016 in Las Vegas.

{mosads}Stephen Baldwin, who supports Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, argued the presidential election is too crucial to lend itself easily to comedy.

“I don’t think there’s anything funny about this election,” he said. “I think it’s very serious, very important.”

“We have never had this much stagnation in our economy as God only knows how long, I don’t know the numbers,” he said. “There’s just no fooling around anymore.

“Young people, millennials, undecided voters, everybody’s got 20 days now to really do their homework and decide who they think is going to lead this country in the direction it needs to be [and] back on its feet economically.”

Alec Baldwin debuted his impersonation of Trump during the “SNL” season premiere on Oct. 2.

The sketch comedy series spoofed the first presidential debate of 2016 in a segment featuring Baldwin’s impersonation of Trump and Kate McKinnon’s version of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

“SNL” later announced that the show was its most-watched season premiere in eight years.

The episode averaged 8.297 million viewers, about 2 million more than last season’s debut, which averaged 6.323 million. The show’s highest total-viewer average came for an episode in September 2008, which averaged 10.151 million viewers.

Trump last Sunday called Baldwin’s latest imitation of him “a hit job,” adding the show is “boring and unfunny.”

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