Comedian Larry David is going to be picking up a $5,000 bounty for calling billionaire businessman and GOP presidential contender Donald Trump a “racist” on national TV.
Earlier in the week, the DeportRacism.com PAC offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who called Trump a racist on-air during Saturday Night Live.
During the show’s opening monologue — with Trump flanked by cast members Taran Killiam and Darrell Hammond both made up as Trump — David heckled the blustery businessman from offstage, repeatedly yelling, “You’re a racist. Trump’s a racist.”
Asked by Trump why he was doing it, David replied, “I heard if I yelled that, they’d give me $5000.”
Despite being written as part of the opening, DeportRacism is making good on their promise.
According to a press release issued before the show was broadcast on the west coast, Luke Montgomery, campaign director for DeportRacism, said the PAC was “excited” to award the money to David.
“We are excited to reward the Larry David with $5,000 cash for ‘standing up’ to Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and speaking the truth about his anti-Latino racism, even though he was joking,” Montgomery said. ” There’s nothing funny about calling Mexican immigrants rapists, murderers and drug dealers. You could never get away with saying that about African-Americans, so why is it OK to say it about Latinos? Trump’s attacks on the rights of U.S.-born American citizens calling them ‘anchor babies’ and threatening to tear up the U.S. constitution to strip them of their rights is un-American and offensive. We need to deport racism, not people.”
See below for a brief clip of David yelling at Trump.