Lawmaker Pushes NBC to Scrap Trump Appearance to Avoid ‘Huge Corporate Blunder’

Oct 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A U.S. congressman is focused on convincing NBC to pull the plug on GOP presidential contender Donald Trump’s upcoming stint as host of the network’s “Saturday Night Live.”

B&C reports that Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., sent a letter to NBC and parent company Comcast calling the “SNL” casting of Trump a “huge corporate blunder.”

Gutierrez planned to speak today on the floor of the House about his effort to get Trump removed from the spot on the Nov. 7 broadcast.

Gutierrez sent the letter to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBCU President Stephen Burke. In it he underscored the point that many of Trump’s critics have made about Trump labeling Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals.

Gutierrez noted that NBC initially responded to the Trump controversy by severing ties with Trump.

He added: “Three months later, because he is a ratings and comedy bonanza, Lorne Michaels and ‘Saturday Night Live’ (‘SNL’) are giving the Trump campaign 90 minutes of free network airtime. I think I speak for a lot of Americans, especially immigrant Americans and Latino Americans, when I say that if ‘SNL’ is allowed to proceed, it would be a huge corporate blunder.”

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  1. Yet oddly enough not a word was raised about Hillary being on SNL with her various issues and problems, many which border on the edge of illegality. Double standards? Nah!

  2. I’m not going to watch this, but only because of irony; I will be spending that night in Mexico!

  3. This is laughable! Everyone knows that Trump said nothing against ALL minorities. He was only describing the current disaster with our border! It’s illegal what is going on and it needs to stop! Common sense says that it is a HUGE security nightmare! It is a massive screw job and a scam! So ENOUGH of this “PC” garbage and lets get back to reality people.. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill should be ashamed of himself! He knows exactly what is really going on and is counting on the fact that a lot of Americans will not know the reality of the border situation. He knows that the media is spinning it into a total sensation of political correct BS nightmares!

  4. Hillary only did one sketch….whereas Trump is hosting. Will NBC have to offer fair time to the other candidates? Will we be seeing Ted Cruz read green eggs & ham?

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