SNL: Lin-Manuel Miranda opening monologue slams Donald Trump
It didn’t take long for Lin-Manuel Miranda to reference his hit musical Hamilton as Saturday Night Live host: The Tony-winner turned Hamilton song “My Shot” into an SNL anthem, complete with a lyrical jab at former SNL host and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
As the host of the new season’s second episode this weekend, Miranda’s opening monologue soon segued into a rap about his long dream as a native New Yorker to be on the late-night show stage. “It takes seven years to write a show,” he said before performing the new version of “My Shot,” “so I don’t know when I’m gonna be back here.”
While the lyrics were mostly about his plans for the episode, Miranda called Trump a “piece of sh–” when listing off past SNL hosts. “Tonight I’m finally earning my spot on this wall in this hall, and I’m gettin’ a piece of it like Miley, Schumer, Tracey Morgan, and this piece of…” he rapped, stopping on a photo of Trump.
After a brief pause, Miranda referenced another Hamilton moment, rapping, “Never gonna be president now” at the Trump picture.
Watch the sketch below.