10 November 2015

Trump's Stint at SNL Attracts More Viewers

Trump at SNL
Donald! Donald! Donald!

When everyone thought that Donald Trump has take a sabbatical leave and reflect on what his opponents are hurling against his political agenda, the real estate magnate has came out strong and is trampling the critics using a comedic parody.

Trump's "Saturday Night Live" stint just delivered the biggest overnight ratings for the show since 2012, according to Entertainment Weekly.

In the highly anticipated opening monologue of his SNL hosting gig, the GOP presidential hopeful proved that he can take a joke and dish one as well. For many, the biggest joke was on the Trump critics, after they were exposed as two-faced bribers.

He opened the show by claiming he was a "nice guy" who held no grudges by welcoming who he thought was Rosie O'Donnell - a frequent sparring partner - onstage. Trump showed that he was willing to laugh at his much-maligned accusations of misogyny when he apparently failed to realize "O'Donnell" was actually "SNL" cast member Aidy Bryant.

The former "Apprentice" host was then flanked by the series' go-to Trump impersonators, Taran Killam and Darryl Hammond, who both made a less glamorous Donald.

Mocking Trump's self-congratulatory nature, Killam exclaimed that "show just got better by about 2 billion percent." Hammond followed with a "you're fired" joke. Trump played along and remarked that his impersonators "don't have [his] talent, [his] money or especially [his] good looks," but "they're not bad."

The monologue's saving grace came from an unlikely source - Larry David. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star interrupted the show and yelled, "Trump's a racist!"

"Larry, what are you doing?" Trump asked as if he expected that already.

"I heard if I yelled that they'd give me US$ 5,000," said David with a shrug, echoing an offer reportedly made by pro-Hispanic groups protesting Trump's appearance.

"As a businessman," Trump said, "I can fully respect that."

Maybe next time the pro-Hispanic group should learn to use that money to make illegals legal next time.