Former SNL cast-member Rob Schneider gripes Alec Baldwin's Trump impression is ruining the show
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In an interview with the New York Daily News, former Saturday Night Live cast-member Rob Schneider criticized perpetual SNL guest Alec Baldwin for his portrayal of President Donald Trump, saying he finds the mocking of the president "hard to watch."


The conservative comedian who went on to star in the "Deuce Bigelow" movies, admitted that the late night comedy and sketch show has always leaned left politically -- but that the continual Trump bashing has made the show uninteresting.

"The fun of 'Saturday Night Live' was always you never knew which way they leaned politically," the star of the Netflix show, 'Real Rob' stated.  "You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat's out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going."

According to Schneider, Baldwin in particular is "hard to watch," adding that the film and television star is a "brilliant actor… he's not a comedian."

"I don't find his impression to be comical," Schneider explained. "Because, like I said, I know the way his politics lean and it spoils any surprise. There's no possible surprise. He so clearly hates the man he's playing."

According to the ex-cast-member, Baldwin should treat Trump more gently like SNL alum Dana Carvey did with his impersonation of the less volatile ex-President George H.W. Bush.

"Carvey played it respectfully," Schneider said. "To me, the genius of Dana Carvey was Dana always had empathy for the people he played, and Alec Baldwin has nothing but a fuming, seething anger toward the person he plays."