UPDATE 1-Trump pokes fun at his presidential style as 'Saturday Night Live' host

domingo 8 de noviembre de 2015 03:50 GYT
 

(Recast with broadcast, adds color, quotes throughout)

By Erin McPike and Alice Popovici

NEW YORK Nov 8 (Reuters) - Candidate Donald Trump on Saturday satirized his imaginary presidency with a Washington Monument covered in gold mirrors and policy agenda made of magic in his turn as host of comedy show "Saturday Night Live."

The Republican front runner steered clear of making fun of an immigration plan that has angered Latinos but the show's writers did make sure he was called a "racist" during his opening monologue.

Actor Larry David stood to the side of the stage and yelled "racist" as Trump spoke, saying he heard he would make $5,000 for doing so -- a reference to one group's offer to anyone who yelled that at Trump during the live NBC show.

During a sketch depicting Trump's cabinet two years into his term, Trump told his team "I don't have to get specific" about policy.

"With me, it's just magic," he said, a reference to his campaign-trail promises that a Trump-led United States would be so great, Americans would "get tired of winning."

Trump's appearance made light of his campaign's tendency to exaggerate and promise to improve the U.S. economy without offering details, as well as his history of denigrating perceived weaknesses.

His daughter, Ivanka Trump, appeared as his interior secretary, saying the Washington Monument was now covered in gold-mirrored glass, a mocking reference to Trump's preference for opulence and suggesting that Washington, D.C., is not flashy enough for his taste.   Continuación...