Aziz Ansari Takes On Donald Trump, Supporters During ‘SNL’ Opening Monologue [VIDEO]
AZIZ ANSARI HOSTS SNL, JOKES ABOUT TRUMP SUPPORTERS
The comedian joked about Trump voters and supporters, and how various people reacted to Trump’s win. He started with those who may have voted for Trump, but did not consider themselves racists or misogynists. “I’m sure there’s a lot of people that voted for Trump the same way a lot of people listen to the music of Chris Brown,” he joked. “Where it’s like, ‘Hey man, I’m just here for the tunes… I don’t know about that other stuff I just like the dancing and the music, I don’t condone the extra curriculars.”‘
Then he described a small part of people who celebrated the fact that with Trump in charge, “We don’t have to pretend like we’re not racist anymore! We can be racist again, woo!” Ansari slowly lifted his hand in a Nazi salute while wooing. “No! If you’re one of these people, please go back to pretending,” he said.
“There’s this new lower-case ‘kkk’ movement, this kind of casual white supremacy,” he continued. “I’m talking about the people that are like, ‘Trump won, go back to Africa.’ ‘Trump won, go back to Mexico.’ They see me, ‘Trump won go back…to where you came from.’ Yeah, they’re not usually geography buffs.”
Ansari finished out his monologue by saying, “I think Trump should make a speech. A real speech denouncing the lower-case ‘kkk.’ Don’t tweet about me being lame or the show being lame, write a speech.” He described the effectiveness of President George W. Bush‘s speech following the 9/11 attacks, in which he said Muslims were not to blame, but a small faction of radical terrorists.
He ended on a positive note, saying if you voted for Trump, good luck, we all hope he does well. But if you didn’t, it will be ok. “If you look at our country’s history, change doesn’t come from presidents, change comes form large groups of angry people, and if Day One is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people i have ever seen, good luck to you,” he said. The crowd applauded.