Trump's Return to SNL Heckled by Larry David

'I heard if I yelled that they'd give me $5,000'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2015 7:19 AM CST

(Newser) – Donald Trump returned to Saturday Night Live on Saturday and got no further than his opening monologue before getting heckled, reports CBS News. "You're a racist!" came the shout from none other than Larry David, who, when confronted by Trump, deadpanned that "I heard if I yelled that they'd give me $5,000." David's reference was to a group called Deport Racism that is offering $5,000 to anyone at the taping who called Trump a racist. "As a businessman, I can fully respect that," responded Trump. As for David, Deport Racism announced that he would indeed be collecting his $5,000. An estimated 200 protesters gathered outside the studio before the taping, NBC News notes.

Highlights included the Donald live-tweeting insults at cast members (sample: "Kate McKinnon was born stupid"), but reviews are generally panning the show; the New York Post calls it "light on laughs," and notes that one sketch parodying a Drake music video "was so bad, it looked like SNL was trying to sabotage Trump." The New York Times called Trump's turn a "stilted and sometimes unfunny performance." CNN, meanwhile, has what it calls the best moments from the show here. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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