Donald Trump
Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015. Reuters/Brian C Frank

2016 U.S. presidential election candidate Donald Trump hosted the U.S. comedy skit show “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7. Trump brought two of his controversies on to the program, which was sarcastically presented.

First, he mentioned Rosie O’Donnell.

Trump’s arguments with his long-time nemesis Rosie O’Donnell have always grabbed focus. On the SNL platform, the former ironically presented his viewpoint on his fight with O’Donnell. He said that people think he is controversial, but claims that he is actually a nice guy, and that he has no hard feelings for O'Donnell.

“She said some things about me that were hurtful and untrue,” Trump stated, adding, “I said some things about her that were mean but completely accurate.”

Second, he defended himself against racist claims.

The highpoint of the program came when a voice shouted “Trump’s a racist!” It was Larry David, a stand-up comic who played Trump’s Democrat opponent Bernie Sanders in the show. When Trump asked him what he was doing there, the comedian said that he heard that whoever would call Trump a racist would be offered US$5,000 [AU$7,090].

The Decider, an advocacy group, had promised to offer the amount to anyone who would yell “Trump is a racist” in the SNL studio. David’s appearance was scripted, though.

There were some issues that already surrounded the show prior to being aired, including the reported commercial promo video released by the NBC that showed Trump calling Ben Carson, his fellow Republican who is also running for the U.S. presidential elections, “a complete and total loser.”

NBC later on tweeted that the YouTube link was posted by mistake and it wasn’t meant to be aired.

In ann interview produced by Fusion, Carson responded to the SNL promo video, saying, “I don’t get involved in kind of politics.” He said that they were two different individuals with varied point of views. “I don’t care if somebody calls me a name or somebody attacks me,” Carson added.

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