By Hilary Weaver. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Instagram.
As they are in many politically split households across America, things have been tense for Stephen Baldwin and his daughter, Hailey Baldwin. In a recent interview with The Times, Stephen’s youngest daughter revealed the current status of her right-leaning father’s political stance. Per Hailey, Stephen—who has been outspoken about his support of President Trump—might have changed his tune.
“We didn’t see eye to eye,” she told the newspaper of her father’s political beliefs, which are different from her own. “It was a very big issue for me, but my dad’s still my dad. I would never let politics get in the way of family. It’s over now, and his opinions have changed with how everything’s now unfolding. Every day, the news freaks me out. It’s terrifying.”
Baldwin did not go into further detail about exactly how her father has shifted his political views, but she did imply that he might be in a different place than even several weeks ago.
While his brother Alec Baldwin firmly planted himself in the anti-Trump camp with his now well-known Trump impersonation on S.N.L., the conservative Stephen became a loud celebrity voice of approval for the president in the dawn of his administration.
“I think the thing that needed to happen most, and as quickly as possible, is this breath of fresh air into our economy that we’re already seeing,” Baldwin told) Variety just days before Trump’s inauguration. “I think people are going, ‘Wait a minute, my premiums went up, and maybe with Trump, they’ll go down again. ’ ”
Hailey Baldwin has been vocal on her social-media accounts about her own opinions of the Trump administration. On the day of the Women’s March on Washington, she posted an aerial view of the crowd on her Instagram, expressing her approval of the resistance.
She told The Times she would have been at the Women’s March but was too sick to attend. Her friends, Gigi and Bella Hadid, did march in the streets of Manhattan after the Muslim ban in late January.
“I woke up really sick [on the morning of the Women’s March], but I supported everybody on it,” she said. “I don’t believe in taking away choice—what I do with my body should be up to me, not the president. I don’t believe in taking our country backwards. The Muslim ban was disgusting.”
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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