Sanchez: ‘SNL’ Allowing Trump to Host Like Yelling Fire in an Auditorium

Tuesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) said NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” allowing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to host is like going “into an auditorium and yell, fire, fire, fire.”

Sanchez said, “So ‘SNL’ has had a bunch of presidential candidates on before. The problem is that they are allowing Donald Trump the entire time. They are asking him to — he’s going to host this. That hasn’t happened in the past by a presidential candidate. We believe it’s an affront to Latinos, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, my parents in particular because of all of the negative things that Donald Trump has said about us.”

She added, “The same way I believe in free speech, you’re correct from that standpoint except you’re not allowed to go into an auditorium and yell, fire, fire, fire. And in the same way I believe it’s up to ‘SNL’ to understand that when they put a Donald Trump in front of people and he says these type of  derogatory comments that has a direct relationship to what is happening  in everyday lives of Latinos. Back in June in Boston a Hispanic male was beat up almost to the point of death and the perosn who beat him up said to the police, ‘Well Donald Trump is right, these illegal aliens are not supposed to be here.’ So it’s very detrimental as we try to hold our community together and try to move along in the normal course of American life to have an instigation of that type against us.”

She added “We are simply pushing back at ‘SNL’ and saying this is not correct and you are endangering Latinos when you do this type of thing.”

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