‘SNL’ Pulls Donald Trump Promo Mocking Ben Carson — Watch Original Video

Update 4:36 p.m. After posting the first promo for Donald Trump’s on “Saturday Night Live” on YouTube, NBC removed the original video from the site, replacing it a few hours later with a new teaser that had edited out the moment when Trump mocks Republican president candidate Ben Carson, calling him a “loser.” NBC’s new promo is seen in the video directly below, and the original is at the bottom of this story. According to NBC News’ Peter Alexander, the original videos were posted by accident.

1:03 p.m. NBC has released the promos for Donald Trump’s upcoming stint as “Saturday Night Live” host and, as predicted, they are huge.

The clips, which also feature Cecily Strong and other “SNL” stars, cover everything from whether Trump’s appearance violates FCC’s equal time rules and the suspected ratings windfall it will be for the show to a dig at fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. There are also jokes about Trump’s ego and, naturally, his favorite word: “huge.”

Despite Trump’s willingness to poke fun at most of his controversies, the promos are void of referencing the backlash this gig is receiving from minority groups. On Wednesday, director Alejandro González Iñárritu, actor Diego Luna and other prominent Hispanic figures called Trump’s past comments toward immigrants “hate speech” and again pleaded to NBC to cancel the polarizing candidate’s appearance on “SNL.”

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the California Latino Legislative Caucus have also expressed their concerns. And, in October, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez gave an impassioned speech on the House floor about the episode. He stood next to a poster reading #Racismisntfunny.

Trump’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance will air at 11:30 p.m. this Saturday on NBC.

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  1. Patdog says:

    Oh look, offended Libtards. Shocker.

  2. “The uploader has not made this video available in your country”

    Thanks a lot.

  3. Nancy Deutsch says:

    As kids in the ’70s, wherever we were on a Saturday night, we’d make sure we were near a tv at 11:35. SNL was the gold standard in nighttime television. I have been a true fan all this time, watching through new casts, growing pains, new stars, deaths of old favorites…….tomorrow night will mark the first time I actively do not even DVR the episode. My disappointment in both NBC and Lorne Michaels is bottomless. After cutting all ties with that man, how can they possibly have him on to host the beloved SNL??? DT is a bully and plays the fool, all the time, and is an embarrassment, not only to himself, but to the entire country. Sadly, I may never be able to go back. I certainly don’t wish him any harm, but would prefer never to have to look at that face again.

  4. kristina says:

    Diana – there is a difference between ‘political correctness’ and not being a racist loudmouth – in a country where there are so many kids bullied every day – what example does he set? and sending tweets out full of hate speech, swastikas and Jeb dressed as a mariachi? so this to you is a positive step away from over PC?

  5. Mike M says:

    Eight promos made, three of them not for air… shot, edited and approved for release… by accident.

  6. Diana says:

    I am latina. Trump’s comments are bases on facts. He represents a,silent majority tired of ridiculous political correctness. Freedom of speech! Go SNL.

  7. Ruth says:

    Looking forward to this…Trump 2016!

    • Geoff says:

      Me too Ruth!

    • Dunstan says:

      Ruth, I don’t know if you’re joking or a genuine supporter of the bullying blowhard whose campaign consists of a slogan on a baseball hat.

      I won’t be watching. He’s just another circus clown desperate for attention.

      • Nancy Deutsch says:

        Well said.

      • DF says:

        “He’s just another circus clown desperate for attention.”….That is precisely why I will be watching. It’s going to be hilarious.

      • Heisenblerrrgh says:

        @Dunstan – ain’t that the beauty of America, though? You can choose to not watch and others can choose to watch. And you’re not any worse off because of that fact.

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