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NBC accidentally posts ‘not for air’ Trump promos for ‘SNL’

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Donald Trump’s highly anticipated hosting gig on this week’s “Saturday Night Live” is already generating controversy, three full days before showtime.

NBC on Wednesday unveiled eight promos for the upcoming show, but pulled the video from YouTube just minutes after posting, with no explanation.

A network spokesman later told NBC News Correspondent Peter Alexander that it “accidentally” published the wrong YouTube link, which contained three “SNL” promos “not for air,” including one in which Trump calls rival Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson a “real loser.”

{mosads}In another spot, cast member Cecily Strong reveals that “due to FCC regulations,” Trump can only appear in each promo for less than four seconds.

A new video with the three offending promos removed was eventually uploaded to YouTube.

An NBC spokeswoman would not comment on the record to The Hill shortly after the videos disappeared from “Saturday Night Live’s” official YouTube account. The network did not respond to additional requests for comment.

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