Donald Trump Hosts 'Saturday Night Live,' Looks Ahead to 2018 in the White House

The GOP presidential candidate made his appearance on the show.

ByJOHN SANTUCCI
November 08, 2015, 7:18 AM

— -- Donald Trump only hosted "Saturday Night Live" because he had nothing better to do.

The Republican presidential candidate made his second-ever appearance on the show, dancing to Drake and portraying his future in the White House.

"Donald -- you're the most talented guy. You're brilliant, you're handsome, you're rich, you have everything going -- the world is waiting for you to be president so why are you hosting Saturday Night Live?" he said during his monologue. "I didn't have anything better to do."

Trump was also greeted in his opening monologue by some of the "SNL" cast members who have portrayed him. Yet, he pointed out, they are not like him.

“They don’t have my talent, my money or especially my good looks,” he said.

In his first sketch, Trump traveled to 2018 -- two years after he had won the White House. He had appointed his daughter Ivanka to be Secretary of Interior and she was redesigning the Washington Monument with “gold mirror glass.”

The president of Mexico later came by to pay for the wall along the Mexican border that Trump has promised to build. A staffer then told the president the American people have grown tired of winning.

"Winning is tough,” Trump said, warning the crowd it won’t be that easy but instead “it’s going to be even better.”

Trump also participated in a reenactment of the music video to Drake's “Hot Line Bling,” dancing as a “tax guy,” and sang along to the now infamous chorus, “You used to call me on my cell phone.”

In a sketch he was not a part of, Trump pretended to live tweet a skit, calling the cast members "losers" and "slobs."

"Why are people laughing?" they asked. "Is he tweeting mean things about us?"

It was Trump's second time hosting "SNL." The first came in 2004 while he was hosting NBC's reality show "The Apprentice."

His return brought dozens of protesters marching to NBC's studio in Rockefeller Plaza hours before the show aired, chanting in English and Spanish and carrying signs in response to comments Trump made last summer when he described some Mexican immigrants in the United States illegally as rapists and criminals.

Trump's comments caused NBC to sever ties with his Miss Universe pageant as he said he would never return to his "Apprentice" role.

During his monologue, Larry David called Trump a racist from offstage. When asked why, the comedian -- who had portrayed Bernie Sanders in the cold open -- shrugged.

"I heard if I yelled that, they'd give me $5,000," he said, referring to a pro-Hispanic group protesting Trump's appearance.

"As a businessman, I can fully respect that," Trump replied.

The group later saying its offer was no joke.

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