NBC Under Fire Over Donald Trump’s ‘SNL’ Gig

Oct 16, 2015  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s announcement that Donald Trump will host an upcoming installment of “Saturday Night Live” has sparked a protest from a coalition of Hispanic activists.

The AP reports that the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda sent a letter to to “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBCUniversal CEO Stephen Burke accusing the network of enabling Trump to push his “hateful speech” for the sake of ratings.

“The group asked NBC to rescind the invitation to the GOP presidential contender, who is to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Nov. 7,” the story reports, noting: “Trump has used the words ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’ to describe some immigrants who are in the country illegally.”

The group is reportedly a coalition of 40 civil rights and public policy organizations.

NBC had not responded to a request for comment, the report notes.



  1. Seems to me that what Trump said, while indelicate, was true. Some illegal immigrants are criminals and since entering our country they have committed illegal acts including rape and murder. Drug kingpins send
    “mules” over the border. Illegals shoot at our boarder patrols and local police. And this group wants Trump silenced? To what end. Legal immigrants who come here to become US citizens, are the same as the rest of us. Illegals who come to exploit us are not welcome. If we were to employ the same laws the Mexican government applies to illegals entering Mexico, there would be a huge uproar. But no voices are raised in protest to the Mexican laws. Wonder why?

  2. Sorry…he implied that ALL are criminals and rapists…

  3. Do Hispanics even watch “SNL?”. Lol…I bet that Donald Trump receives a large number of Hispanic voters….The Hispanics who were born here…

  4. Fred Page and Sorry, Trump didn’t “imply” anything. He came right out and said it.

  5. Why was there no outrage about Hillary and the nasty things she said about Trump last week on SNL? Seems only fair to give him a chance to respond. And you are right about ratings. Trump will get higher ratings than Hillary. I might even stay up late to watch what he does.

  6. Mr Trump did immediately clarify himself and said “some are good people…” but the reality is that 100% of illegals are breaking the law. They show no respect for the US border or sovereignty. So the very act of crossing the border makes 100% criminals! When you consider that being “diplomatic” has done little for the safety of the US, perhaps Mr. Trump’s lack of political correctness in his ‘diplomatic’ comments may actually improve things.

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