The same radical pro-amnesty group that released a video of children shouting profanities at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is offering $5,000 in “cold, hard cash” to anyone who disrupts his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live by shouting, “Trump is a racist!”.
The group, Deport Racism, operates a website and a political action committee (PAC).
In a statement, Santiago Cejudo, an organizer with the group, said:
NBC’s refusal to drop Trump has put us in the position of dropping $5,000 of cold hard cash to anyone who will yell out ‘Trump is a racist’ during the live broadcast of Saturday Night Live. We’re hoping the $5,000 will help people on set or in the studio audience find the bravery to speak out loudly and help focus the national conversation on that we need to deport racism, not people. It’s 2016, and Trump needs to hear that you can’t win the White House without the brown vote.
In addition to Cejudo’s bounty, there are other efforts afoot to prevent or disturb Trump’s appearance. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is putting political pressure on NBC, with Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) warning that Saturday Night Live is “endangering Latinos” by allowing Trump to host the show.
The Trump episode is possible the most politically controversial Saturday Night Live edition since chauvinistic comedian Andrew Dice Clay hosted 25 years ago, prompting protests from women’s groups and even actors on the show.
The flap caused permanent harm to Clay’s career. Trump’s brand has also suffered from recent political controversy, but he has also used such clashes to build poll numbers and television ratings.