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NBC is inviting Donald Trump back into our homes as guest host of SNL, on November 7th. According to Fortune, “after the real estate mogul announced his candidacy in a speech branding Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, the network decried his ‘derogatory’ remarks. Less than four months later, the ‘respect and dignity for all people’ that NBCUniversal sanctimoniously asserted as ‘cornerstones of our values’ seem to have been trumped by the candidate’s brazen braggadocio. NBC shows no signs of backing down, despite protests from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, and an online dump-Trump petition,” with 460,000 signatures.
The Electronic Urban Report/EUR asked some of your favorite primetime actors, Joe Morton, Ice-T, and S. Epatha Merkerson, to weigh in on the 2016 presidential race.
EUR: What are your thoughts on the candidates running in the presidential election?
Joe Morton: Watching Donald Trump is wonderful entertainment! … I’m worried for the country, in terms of what he’s been saying and how he’s been doing things. He seems to be unearthing the worst part of ourselves. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, is finally falling into a right place … being herself, instead of pretending to be herself. During the Benghazi panel the other day, she handled the situation well; no other candidates have done that so far. It’s a really interesting race. It will be very interesting to see what Mr. Trump ends up doing.
Ice-T: I don’t know if Hilary Clinton wants to be president bad enough. Hilary has been in the White House for almost 20 years … I don’t know if she has that push, like President Obama had. Does she really want it? … It would be a terrible situation if Donald Trump gets it because he is a clown. It shows people our world believes that just because someone is rich, they must be smart. If someone is a doctor it doesn’t mean they can change a tire or do acrylic nails. You can be smart in one thing…the president should be smart in everything, so I’m kind of disillusioned with the whole game right now. I hope we can grab a hold of this nation and keep trying to make it better.
S. Epatha Merkerson: Hilary, that’s my girl! I would’ve voted for her, if President Obama didn’t show up, because she is extraordinarily bright, tenacious, and knowledgeable on foreign affairs. She is a woman and I think women look at the world differently and that is important. I’m looking forward to her being our president.