UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. EST -- Dozens of demonstrators marched Saturday from Trump Tower to Rockefeller Center, which houses the NBC studios, to protest Donald Trump's appearance on "Saturday Night Live." The marchers chanted, "The people united shall never be defeated." They also carried signs calling "SNL" racist.
"I feel like they're giving him a platform," Hazel Hernandez, 26, told the New York Post. "I'm an immigrant myself, so I'm pretty outraged. I've been in this country for many years, and I'm outraged that they would let him host 'SNL.' It's upsetting."
Demonstrators also chanted, "Donald Trump has got to go," CBS reported.
This year, NBC severed ties with Trump, in one case replacing him with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice" reality-television series, primarily because of his remarks labeling Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists.
Comedian and television producer Larry David punctuated Donald Trump's monologue on "Saturday Night Live," yelling, "Trump's a racist," in response to activist group Deport Racism's offer of a reward to anyone who yelled that during the show. It was Trump's second stint in 11 years as host of the popular sketch comedy show.
The Republican presidential hopeful delivered a rather flat monologue, casting himself as a nice guy who knows "how to take a joke," adding: "They've done so much to ridicule me over the years."
He was then joined by two comedians who have impersonated him, Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond.
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"Trump's a racist," David yelled from off-stage. Asked why he did it, David said, "I heard if I yelled that, they'd give me $5,000."
To which, Trump responded: "As a businessman, I can fully respect that."
David also did his impression of Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Trump said he decided to host "SNL" because "I have really nothing better to do."
He said people think he's controversial "but I'm a nice guy. I don't hold grudges." He then said Rosie O'Donnell had said some very hurtful and untrue things about him, but everything he said about her was hurtful and true.
In the subsequent sketch, Trump played president. "I don't have to get specific," Trump said. "It's just magic."
His daughter Ivanka also made an appearance as the White House redecorator. At one point the purported president of Mexico handed Trump a "check for the wall," an allusion to Trump's pledge to build a wall running the length of the U.S. border with Mexico.
Another sketch poked fun at his penchant for tweeting. Trump referenced his support for the so-called birthers who claimed President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, tweeting there were doubts about show regular Kenan Thompson's birth certificate, saying Kenan is suspiciously close to Kenyan.
Trump also played a disgruntled laser harpist, upset because he didn't get enough time for his solo, and a sleazy music producer. Trump changed his tie several times during the show, going from red to blue to pink to blue.
In his 2004 hosting stint, "SNL" poked fun at Trump's entrepreneurial endeavors.
Trump wasn't the first candidate this season to appear on "SNL." Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared in a sketch several weeks ago, playing Val the bartender and poking fun at her positions. Many saw it as an attempt to humanize her candidacy.
Trump's appearance generated protests and triggered the Federal Communication Commission's equal-time provision.