The radical pro-amnesty group Deport Racism will award Larry David $5,000 for interrupting Donald Trump’s monologue on Saturday Night Live — even though the comedian’s interruption was scripted and he jokingly admitted he did it for the cash.
“I knew this would happen,” a dismayed Trump said. “Who is that?”
The camera panned to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David: “I heard if I yelled that they’d give me $5,000.”
Deport Racism and its founder Luke Montgomery had indeed promised a bounty of $5,000 to anyone who would interrupt the Republican presidential candidate’s SNL hosting gig by shouting out that he is racist.
— Deport Racism (@DeportRacism) November 8, 2015
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Montgomery said David will receive the $5,000 and a free “Deport Racism” T-shirt for making the interruption, even though it was planned all along.
“It may have been a joke but it got the point across in a huge way that Trump’s attacks on American children who are US citizens calling them ‘anchor babies’ and threatening to change the US constitution because their parents are brown and Latino is racist,” Montgomery told the outlet. “Larry David is our hero.”
Montgomery also told Rolling Stone that Deport Racism — the same group behind the video of young children shouting obscenities at Trump — would be offering a cash bounty to anyone who could interrupt the next Republican presidential debate on November 10.
“Republicans are going to learn that you can’t win the White House by attacking brown people,” he told the outlet.
Trump’s SNL appearance was both a critical and commercial hit; according to Variety, the episode delivered the best ratings for the program in nearly four years.