Brothers Alec and Stephen Baldwin haven't talked to each other since the bitter presidential election of 2016. Stars — They're just like us!
It's something many people can relate to, even if their brother isn't making fun of the president on a nearly weekly basis. (Alec Baldwin of course portrays Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," which Stephen doesn't find very funny, as he's a conservative and supporter of Trump.)
"Now to be honest with you, I haven’t even spoken to my own brother since the election — So happy birthday, Alec! Love you!" Stephen Baldwin said during Sunday's episode of "Fox and Friends."
After one of the hosts asked him, "Has the election really gotten in the way of your family?" Baldwin replied, "Well, yeah, this has been a tough election, you know?" he said.
"The Democratic side wanted what they wanted, and they lost. So now what I’m excited about it, how quickly that community is going to come on board to support Donald Trump so he can make America great again."
Of "Saturday Night Live" specifically, the younger Baldwin said:
"And now for me, again 'SNL' efforts are to try to drive up the young people, get them to receive the message, where they’re coming from — it’s already kind of an issue that’s already passed, in my opinion. Now we have to really more than anything focus on trying to support this president."
But clearly, Alec is not ready to do that.
"Tough election" indeed.
The Baldwin Brothers can join the club of people not talking to family members post-election.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll (from Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 18, 2017) showed that emotions were still running high and "wounds still raw after [the] U.S. election."
Reuters reported, "[T]he number of respondents who argued with family and friends over politics jumped 6 percentage points from a pre-election poll at the height of the campaign in October, up to 39 percent from 33 percent." According to the January poll, 13.4 percent of people had totally ended relationships with friends or family members since the election.
Social media is populated with accounts of family's closing down communication over post-election related tension.
Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old woman from California, separated from her husband of 22 years in February over his decision to back Donald Trump, according to the New York Times.
"It really came down to the fact I needed to not be in a position where I had to argue my point of view 24/7," McCormick said. "I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing that."
Good luck, Baldwin brothers.