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Thanks to Lorne Michaels, we get 10 times more Trump on "SNL" than originally planned

The controversial candidate was originally just slated for a cameo


Anna Silman
November 4, 2015 11:14PM (UTC)

If you’re angry about Trump hosting “Saturday Night Live" this weekend, just do what people have been doing since the show started in 1975: Blame. Lorne. Michaels.

"It actually started off as a skit,” Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo of his hosting gig. “And I said, ‘All right, I’ll do it.’ And they took it up to Lorne Michaels, who’s an amazing guy, he’s run 'Saturday Night Live' brilliantly for many years, and he’s a friend of mine. He said, ‘Well, wait a minute: Donald’s agreed to do this skit. Would he do the whole thing?’

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Trump told Cuomo that he of course agreed to do it because “SNL” is “iconic” and “it’s an honor.”

During a separate press conference, Trump said he wouldn’t do an impression of Jeb Bush on the show because he didn’t want to bore the audience. “My Jeb impression? No, I don’t want to do that. I don’t like showing a sleeping person at a podium,” Trump quipped.

So just ol' cheeseburger pizza routine, then?

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