Latino Group offers $5,000 bounty to call Trump racist on Saturday Night Live
The war between Donald Trump and Latino groups is heating up with his forthcoming appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." An advocacy group for Latinos has raised the stakes by offering a $5,000 cash reward to anyone in the audience who stands up and calls the Republican presidential candidate a racist during the show.
The prominent Latino advocacy group Deport Racism PAC has been unsuccessful with their efforts, among many other groups, to convince NBC and "Saturday Night Live" to cancel Trump's appearance on their show. Many say giving Trump the honor of hosting endorses his views and comments on immigrants.
Protesters from Hispanic groups say they will march the roughly half-mile from Trump Tower to 30 Rockefeller Center at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, ahead of Trump's appearance on Saturday Night Live, the National Hispanic Media Coalition announced on Thursday. The planned march follows a rally on Wednesday and the delivery of a petition with 522,080 signatures to NBC/Universal, demanding Trump be swapped out for another host. "Saturday Night Live is not a news program, it is a cultural touchstone.
Providing such a platform for somebody who so clearly holds false and disparaging opinions of so many segments of this country is a dangerous proposition that legitimizes Trump's hateful views and rewards his hate speech," NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales said in a statement announcing the protest.