Donald Trump has made it clear that he’s not receptive to Muslims practicing their faith in the United States — or even being here –and ‘SNL’ absolutely skewered the presidential candidate for his bigoted views. Click through to watch their epic cold open!
Saturday Night Live didn’t hold back during their cold open on December 5, when they shared a special campaign message from “Donald and Melania Trump,” aka Taran Killam and Cecily Strong. Donald had a “Naughty or Nice” list for Christmas, and it slammed his harsh words about Muslims living in America. But the only person who came off as a villain here was Donald! Click through to watch their amazing diss!
The sketch opens with the premise that Donald and Melania have made a “Naughty or Nice” list for Christmas. You probably have some idea of who’s on those lists. “Good evening. This holiday season, I want to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas,” Donald says. “To the Jews, happy Hanukkah, and to the Muslims — send me your names.” Damn! For more awesome sketches, buy the first season of SNL right HERE!
The line refers to Donald’s gross promise that if elected president in 2016, he’ll “would certainly implement” a database tracking all the Muslims living in the United States. He said Muslims would be legally obligated to sign up. His reason for the insane idea? He believes that it would track who who’s in the country legally, and who’s coming in illegally; this is buying into his belief (and many of the other candidates’) that letting Syrian refugees come to the United States means letting in terrorists, too.
It’s an awful move that many, such as Rabbi Jack Moline, the executive director of the nonprofit Interfaith Alliance, are comparing to Nazi Germany. When Donald was asked about the comparison to Nazism, all he said was “you tell me.” Woah. SNL definitely hit the nail on the head with that pointed sketch!
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