'I heard if I yelled that, they'd give me $5,000,' David remarked
The website DeportRacism.com owes Larry David $5,000.
During Donald Trump’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, David shouted “Trump’s a racist,” a phrase the political action committee said would net its speaker a cash bounty if spoken during the broadcast.
“Trump’s a racist,” David said at the end of Trump’s opening, before adding, “I heard if I yelled that, they’d give me $5,000.”
“As a businessman, I can respect that,” Trump said in response.
Following the joke, DeportRacism.com praised David for saying the line, and noted that it would pay him the cash reward.
“Joke or not, it was true. Go Larry!” the PAC wrote on Twitter.
Trump didn’t appear in the episode’s cold open, a sketch built around the South Carolina Democratic forum (David, once again, played Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders). But he did come face to face with two generations of Trump impersonators, Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond, during the monologue.
“They don’t have my talent or money or especially my good looks,” Trump said of his impersonators.
Trump’s appearance as host of SNL was met with protests from several Latino groups, including The Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Before the broadcast on Saturday night, protestors marched from Trump Tower to 30 Rockefeller Center, home of Saturday Night Live, with more than 577,000 petitions calling for NBC to drop Trump from the show because of his previous comments on Mexican immigrants.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems,” Trump said when announcing his presidential candidacy this past summer. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”