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

By Anna Silman
Published November 4, 2015 6:14PM (EST)
 Donald Trump (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
Donald Trump (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

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?’

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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