A Latino advocacy group offered $5,000 to anyone who interrupted Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump while hosting the comedy show "Saturday Night Live," Business Insider reported. The group "Deport Racism" said via a statement posted to Twitter that the prize would go to comedian Larry David, who interrupted Trump's monologue Saturday.
"Trump is a racist!" David yelled at Trump during his monologue. When Trump asked him what he was doing, David said, "I heard if I yelled that they'd give me $5,000 dollars." The joke appeared to be a scripted part of the show's opening, and the advocacy group said the money would go to David regardless of whether it was spontaneous or not.
Trump has come under fire for comments he made concerning illegal immigrants. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing their problems,” he said of Mexicans during a speech in June in which he announced his intention to run for president. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting,” said Trump.
Trump has since made a name for himself as an opponent to many forms of immigration, repeatedly promising that if he were elected president, one of the first things he would do would be to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Latino advocacy groups as well as companies and individuals have rallied against the real estate mogul, discouraging support for the candidate over frequent comments they have said are racist.
"#LarryDavid wins $5K 'bounty' from DeportRacism.com for calling Trump RACIST on #SNL. Joke or not, it's true," read a Tweet posted to the group's unverified Twitter Sunday morning.
— Deport Racism (@DeportRacism) November 8, 2015