Comedian Larry David claimed a $5,000 bounty by calling Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE a racist during his opening monologue on NBC's “Saturday Night Live” (SNL).
“You’re a racist!” he yelled, interrupting Trump.
“Who the hell is — oh, I knew this was going to happen,” Trump responded. “Who is that?”
“Trump’s a racist!” David responded.
“I heard if I did that, they’d give me $5,000,” he added.
“As a businessman, I can fully respect that,” Trump said.
A Hispanic advocacy group had offered anyone in the "SNL" audience a $5,000 reward if they called Trump a racist during his opening monologue.
In the opening sketch of the show, David reprised his role as presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks Progressives seething over Biden's migrant policies MORE (I-Vt.) in a spoof of Friday's MSNBC forum for the Democratic presidential candidates.
Before the exchange with David, Trump in his opening monologue acknowledged it was unusual to have a leading presidential candidate hosting the comedy sketch show.
He joked that people had been asking him ahead of the broadcast: “The world is waiting for you to be president, so why are you hosting 'Saturday Night Live?' "
"The answer is: I have nothing better than do,” he quipped.
Trump predicted his appearance on the show would generate huge ratings but said he had vetoed some skits that were too "risqué." The businessman said he did not want to alienate conservative voters in Iowa with vulgar jokes.
In the show's first sketch with Trump, "SNL" imagined what his presidency would look like two years in — a world where Trump had already "made America great again" and forced Mexico to pay for the construction of a wall along the border.
Updated at 12:40 a.m.
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