Video: Trump Nails SNL Appearance


NBC Saturday Night Live was hosted by GOP Presidential Nomination front-runner Donald Trump last night and despite protesters outside 30 Rock the show went on. For those looking for equal time he was on the show a grand total of just about 15 minutes.

The cold open featured a spoof of Rachael Maddow and her MSNBC First in the South Democratic Forum with all of the candidates this week in South Carolina. Larry David was back as Sen. Bernie Sanders in a very funny spot leading into the opening monologue.

“It’s wonderful to be here, let me tell you. Many of the greats have hosted the show, as you know, like me in 2004,” Trump said in his opening monologue. “A lot of people say, ‘Donald you’re the most amazing guy. You’re brilliant. You’re handsome. You’re rich. The world is waiting for you to be president. So why are you hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’? And the answer really is: I have nothing better to do.”

One of the funniest segments of the the show’s biggest moment came at the end of Trump’s monologue. Larry David, who had just reprised his impersonation of Bernie Sanders in the opening sketch, seemingly interrupted Trump, calling him a racist. “I heard if I did that I would get $5,000,” David said. The joke was a reference to advocacy group DeportRacism.com, who earlier this week said they would pay that sum of money to anyone in the audience who called Trump a racist on the air.
There was another skit that looked at Trump as president in 2018 where everything in the world was great.

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