Donald Trump Hosts ‘SNL,’ Heckled by Larry David
Not one, not two, but three Donald Trumps took the “Saturday Night Live” stage on Saturday night as Taran Kilam and Darrell Hammond reprised their role as the brash presidential candidate.
“A lot of greats have hosted this show — including me in 2004,” the real Trump said opening the show.
For a moment, viewers’ hearts jumped when someone could be heard screaming “Trump is a racist!”
The heckler turned out to be Larry David, who showed up as Bernie Sanders in the show’s cold open.
“I heard if I yelled that they’d give me $5,000,” David said.
Trump said with a shrug, “As a businessman I can respect that.”
A Latino group had offered a $5,000 “bounty” to anyone in the show’s audience who yells “Trump is a racist” during the NBC broadcast.
The group, DeportRacism.com, announced following David’s outburst that it would give the money to David.
“We are excited to reward the Larry David with $5,000 cash for ‘standing up’ to Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and speaking the truth about his anti-Latino racism, even though he was joking,” the group said.
Other Latino groups protested Trump’s appearance as host on Saturday night by demonstrating in front of NBC’s headquarters with signs that said “Dump Trump” and chants that called “SNL” racist.
Latinos are angry that “SNL” invited Trump to host after he said that many Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists.
Following the monologue, the first sketch of the show envisioned a world in which Trump became president and made America great again.
“See? I told you it was more than words on a hat,” Cecily Strong said as Trump’s wife Melania.
The sketch had the Mexican president giving Trump a check for the wall he built along the border, and the American people being so sick of “winning all the time.”
“Everyone loves the new laws you tweeted,” Bobby Moynihan said as one of President Trump’s staff members.