Billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who hopes to become the Republican nominee, danced to rapper Drake’s famous “Hotline Bling” on Saturday Night Live.
According to Rollingstone, SNL gave a big comeback when it previewed a “Hotline Bling” parody featuring the hopeful Presidential candidate. In the parody, Jay Pharoah as Drake defended his dance moves and said that all dads, teachers, tax guys, and even Ed Grimley danced like him.
Donald Trump played as the tax guy with “stiff dance moves” as he sang “You used to call me on the cell phone.”
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Donald Trump hosted the November 7 episode on SNL. According to Daily News, Trump ridiculed himself when he hosted the show.
At the beginning of the show, Trump said, “A lot of people are saying. Donald, you’re the most amazing guy. You’re brilliant. You’re handsome. You’re rich…The world is waiting for you to be president so why are you hosting “Saturday Night Live?” Trump answered by saying that he has “nothing better to do.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that his doppelgangers joined him during his monologue. Donald Trump versions were played by SNL’s Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond. Trump said that his versions did not have his talent, money nor his good looks.
Real-life Larry David shouted at him being a racist. When he was asked by Trump what he was doing, David said, “I heard if I yelled that, they’d give me five thousand dollars.”
The site mentioned that David was referring to a Latino group called Deport Racism. The group offered $5,000 to anyone who can say that to Trump. DeportRacism.com campaign director Luke Montgomery confirmed David will get the prize money.
While Trump was hosting, several protesters were outside the Rockefeller Center. They were protesting to NBC who allowed Trump to host the show. According to Daily News, some carried slogans which read, “Live from New York…A racist piece of sh*t.”
Nonetheless, the show got a 6.6 household rating – the biggest since 2012, as mentioned on Entertainment Weekly. The site mentioned that Donald Trump was confident to raise the show’s ratings.
Trump’s dance moves trended on social media. Boston noted that it was the first time that a presidential candidate participated in a parody which was not photoshopped.