“I can't believe this. I'm here hosting Saturday Night Live the day after Trump's inauguration, pretty cool to know though he's probably at home right now watching a brown guy make fun of him though, right?” Said Aziz Ansari on the most recent episode of the comedy show, which has become a major foil for President Trump.
American actor and comedian, Ansari, who is most famous for his role on NBC's Parks and Recreation, became Saturday Night Live's first host of South Asian descent, spent his opening monlogue soley focused on Trump and Trump's supporters.
“Don't judge them,” he said. “Some people have different political priorities. Some people voted for him with reservations. I'm sure a lot of people voted for Trump the same way a lot of people listen to Chris Brown, where it’s like, hey, man, I'm just here for the tunes, I don't know about that other stuff.”
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“If you think about it, Donald Trump is basically the Chris Brown of politics,” Ansari continued, “and ‘Make America Great Again’ is his ‘These Hoes Ain't Loyal.’”
Ansari focused in on what he claimed it the real “problem” in the Trump era. A small group of people “have gotten way too fired up about the Trump thing for the wrong reasons. These people that, as soon as Trump won they're like, ‘We don't have to pretend like we're not racist anymore! We don't have to pretend anymore! We can be racist again, wooo!'”
“Please go back to pretending. You've got to go back to pretending.” Pleaded Azari.
“I know it's been a rough couple of years. Obama, Empire, Hamilton,” Ansari said. “Star Wars movies where the only white characters are storm troopers. I get it. It's been rough. But you've got to stop. You know who I'm talking about. This new lowercase kkk movement, this casual white supremacy.”
The episode, which aired the night after Donald Trump took the oath of office did not feature Alec Baldwin's Trump impersonation, but instead opened with Beck Bennett’s shirtless Vladimir Putin commenting on Trump's inuaguration, “Yesterday we made Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States,” adding, “Hooray! We did it, huh?”