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Dump the Trump, SNL. Lorne Michaels, This Is Not Funny

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.” 

— Trump, referring to Mexicans as rapists during a speech announcing his presidential candidacy in June 2015

Commentary
By Gary Kopycinski

This is not funny, Lorne Michaels.

Not funny at all, Saturday Night Live.

Inviting Donald "Mexicans are rapists" Trump to host SNL on November 7, 2015.

This, the misogynistic bigot who flippantly said some Mexicans coming to the United States are rapists and other sorts of criminals.

Dare we call him racist?

“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”

— in an interview with Albany’s Talk Radio 1300 in April 2011

This, the man who is his own caustic caricature, has been invited to host SNL during a time that he is running for president in the least presidential manner possible, the least stately manner possible.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has taken notice of Lorne Michaels’ gaffe in inviting Trump to the coveted SNL stage:

In an epic “what were they thinking” moment, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) announced today that presidential candidate Donald Trump will host the show on November 7. The move brought swift condemnation from the country’s largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, NCLR (National Council of La Raza).

“This is not about lacking a sense of humor. Everyone knows that SNL is not just a comedy show. For the last 40 years, it has become a highly coveted platform for candidates from political parties who are looking to reach and connect with the American public. It is appalling, then, that a show with that history and that role to showcase a man whose campaign has been built on bigotry and demagoguery for the sake of buzz and ratings. NBC made the right decision last June to sever its ties with Trump over his blatantly anti-Latino campaign announcement. Since then he has only gotten worse and more divisive, so this change of heart is even more troubling,” stated Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.

“It is especially galling that this golden opportunity for Trump to mainstream his message of hate has come from a show that in its 40 year history has had just two Hispanic cast members, has never had a Latina cast member on the show yet has consistently engaged in Latina stereotyping over the years, and has brushed aside our community’s concerns when we have pointed that out. This is a slap in the face to the millions of Hispanic viewers who watch SNL, NBC, and the rest of the NBC/Universal family. We urge that SNL and NBC re-consider this ill-advised decision,” concluded Murguía.

NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Are those of you who seemingly support The Donald so certain that you back his most outrageous statements?

Would you really like to see this man as the "leader of the free world?"

Or have you simply caved to his narcissism, bought in to his bipolar ego?

Dump the Trump, Lorne Michaels.

Dump the Trump, GOP.

Have the courage, GOP.

Dump the Trump.

Please sign this petition now:

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Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com

Gary Kopycinski is editor and publisher of eNews Park Forest. Follow him on Twitter at @GaryKopycinski and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FrodoJRR, or email him at [email protected]. He served as a village trustee in Park Forest from 2003-2006, and then again from 2007-2015. eNews Park Forest, Inc. is an independent media company and is not affiliated with the Village of Park Forest in any way.

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