‘SNL: Watch ‘Racists for Trump’ Ad — ‘SNL’s’ Big Reversal on Donald Trump

“Saturday Night Live” calls Trump supporters racist after letting him host the show in the fall

The “Saturday Night Live” commercial parody “Racists for Trump” starts innocently enough — with sweeping aerial shots of the heartland, and a friendly voice saying the media’s been saying some pretty awful things about Trump.

Then we meet some real Americans, played by Vanessa Bayer, Kyle Mooney, and Bobby Moynihan. A woman ironing, a man gathering logs, a painter. They say they have lots of reasons for supporting Trump, but really they just have one:

They’re “Racists for Trump.”

It’s the main moment on “SNL” this week that people will be talking about. The mock-campaign ad makes “Saturday Night Live” only the latest comic entity to lump Trump in with Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan, and marks a pretty big reversal.

Just this fall, “Saturday Night Live” let Trump host an episode — and what a so-so episode it was — despite protests from some people of color that NBC was giving a platform to a racist. The show went on, uneventfully.

“SNL” joins Bill Maher and Louis CK in comparing Trump to Adolph Hitler this weekend. (The “Racists for Trump” ad makes the comparison when a friendly seeming man played by Taran Killam raising his arm to reveal a swastika band.)

Saturday’s “SNL” also featured veteran Darrell Hammond dusting off his trusty Trump impersonation for a skit that also made fun of Trump sidekick and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan).

In the cold open, Hammond’s Trump congratulated himself on what a great campaign he’s been running:

“The media’s saying they haven’t seen anything like this, not since Germany in the 1930s. I mean everyone loves me: racists, ugly racists, people who didn’t even know they were racist,” he said.

You can watch “Racists for Trump” above, and the Christie sketch below.

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