Trump, the current front-running Republican presidential candidate, has long been a caricature of himself. And, he stayed right in character.
Trump has Larry David to thank, however, for the best moment in the bit. While Trump was talking, a voiced shouted out of camera range, “You’re a racist!”
The camera panned to the audience; the protester was David. In his best deadpan he added, “I heard if I yelled that, they’d give me $5,000.”
He was referring to offers earlier in the week from Latino protesters who offered the bounty to anyone in the audience who protested Trump’s stand on immigration. He’s promised to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
The move helped defuse some of the tension when protesters were vowing to disrupt the show, sparking rumors that security was ramped up considerably.
Trump’s best moment came when he tried to explain his relationship with comedian Rosie O’Donnell. The two have feuded famously for years. Trump pointed out that he didn’t hold grudges against anybody.
“People think I’m controversial, but the truth is, I’m a nice guy,” he said. “I don’t hold grudges against anybody… like Rosie O’Donnell.
“The fact is when I showed up her for rehearsal, Rosie was here to support me. Come on out Rosie!” he shouted.
But it wasn’t Rosie. “Sir, as I have told you several times, my name is Aidy Bryant and I’m a cast member on this show!”
“Isn’t she great,” said Trump, totally oblivious to her protest. “She just seems like a totally different person.”
Then, Trump impersonators Killam and Hammond joined The Donald. Both tried to out-boast him–no small feat.
“Now that I’m here, this is actually the best monologue in ‘SNL’ history; can you believe it” Killam aka Donald, crowed.
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