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Alec Baldwin Teaches Daughter Trump Impression (Video)

| by Sarah Zimmerman

Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin is facing internet backlash after an Instagram video (below) surfaced in which he teaches his 3-year-old daughter his impression of President Donald Trump.

Alecs wife, Hilaria, posted the video to her Instagram account May 20, according to the Independent Journal Review. She asks her daughter, who is sitting next to her father, what day "daddy play[s] Donald Trump?"

"Saturday!" the 3-year-old exclaims.

Alec then launches into his Trump impression, instructing his daughter to make big hand gestures and speak in a low voice. The girl mimics her father and the video ends with Alec pulling the girl into a hug.

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The video was posted on the day of "Saturday Night Live's" season finale. Although Alec isn't an official cast member, he is a recurring guest star who frequently appears to perform his Trump impression.

In almost two days, the video garnered nearly 200,000 views. While most people found the video cute and funny, others were worried that the Baldwins are rewarding their daughter for acting like a "bully."

"How sweet, You and Alec are proud he's teaching his child to hate," one person wrote on Twitter to Hilaria. "Tired of all the Hollywood bullies!"

"Teaching her disrespect, how nice," echoed another.

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Other users didn't go as far as to say that Alec was "teaching" his daughter disrespect, but did say that they were disapproving. 

"What a bad example he is setting for his daughter!" one person wrote.

Alec himself may not be playing the character for much longer. After the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" aired, many are wondering whether he will return next season to reprise the role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec says that he may come back, but it will depend on his schedule.

"Look, I’d love to keep doing this per my availability," he said, "but I have other things I’m going to do, so I guess we’ll figure it out."

He jokingly adds that if he's "doing a film in Rome in the fall," referring to the Lamborghini biopic he is set to star in, we can count on him doing his Trump impression from Rome via satellite.

The comedian has also suggested in the past that he doesn't always enjoy playing the president, which could only add to the rumors that he won't return next season.

"Playing him is not a lot of fun," he told Extra in a February interview. "He's tense, he's angry, he's pissed off, and that's not fun to play."

Sources: Independent Journal Review, The Hollywood Reporter, Extra / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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