NBC’s Saturday Night Live has long parodied billionaire Donald Trump, but now the joke’s on them. Current frontrunner for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination, Trump will host the sketch comedy show on November 7th. Sure, Trump has hosted before, but that was back in the spring of 2004, back when he was a Democrat who was considering a run at the U.S. Presidency as an Independent while preparing to deal with this third corporate bankruptcy. Unless you’ve been avoiding all news sources and forms of media over the last few months, you’re aware that Trump is making political hay out of his current, and so far very successful run for office.
So while The Donald’s first-place position is a cause of concern for many Americans, his popularity is expected to be a boon for SNL’s ratings. The comedy show has seen such actors as Darrell Hammond and Taran Killam impersonate the businessman, and NBC’s The Tonight Show has featured Jimmy Fallon’s own take on Trump in the recent past. The November 7th episode should see impersonators coming out of the woodwork to drum up their best Trump alongside the real thing.
Watch a few of SNL’s skits featuring The Donald (or at least Hammond’s impersonation of him) below (via NBC):
Here’s more about the upcoming episode from NBC:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – Presidential hopeful Donald Trump will return to studio 8H as host for “SaturdayNight Live” on November 7. Trump previously hosted SNL on April 3, 2004.
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