Updated 07:56 PM EDT, Fri, Jun 18, 2021

'Saturday Night Live': Latino Group to Give Larry David $5,000 for Calling Trump 'Racist' on Show

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Donald Trump's recent hosting stint on 'Saturday Night Live' was met with much controversy. Latino groups had called on NBC to dump Trump from hosting the show on his racist remarks regarding Hispanics.

Since NBC did not heed the call to dump Trump from the show, advocacy group Deport Racism put out a "bounty" of $5,000 on any audience member who would shout, "Trump's a racist". Comedian Lary David stepped up and did the favor by shouting, "Trump's a racist" at the end of the GOP presidential candidate's monologue, a report with The Wrap said.

"I heard if I did that, they'd give me $5,000." the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator said when asked to explain his actions.

While David's interruption on the business mogul's monologue was clearly a scripted joke, Deport Racism still reportedly plans to make good on its promise to present David with the $5,000 Trump bounty, whether or not it was a joke.

"NBC's refusal to drop Trump has put us in the position of dropping $5,000 of cold hard cash to anyone who will yell out 'Trump is a racist' during the live broadcast of 'Saturday Night Live,'" said Santiago Cejudo, a representative of the advocacy group in an official statement on Wednesday.

On Saturday, activists had marched from Trump Tower to Rockefeller Center in a sign of protest against Trump's appearance on the show, reported The Wrap. Trump had come under fire during the start of his political campaign, particularly with the Latino community after he called Hispanics, "racists" and "criminals". The business mogul even proposed to build a wall around Mexico so as to prevent "illegal immigrants" from entering the borders. When asked whether or not he will be getting the Latino vote, Trump said that he would have no problem because Latinos "love him". 

The former host of the 'Celebrity Appearance' raked in high in the ratings. According to NBC, the "SNL" episode starring Donald Trump had averaged a 6.6 rating and 16 shares in the metered-market households. These are the show's best numbers since Jan. 7, 2012 when NBA star Charles Barkley hosted the show with Kelly Clarkson.

Business Insider reports that David had reprised his Bernie Sanders gimmick when he "interrupted" Trump's monologue.

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