TRUMP'S SNL APPEARANCE; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 165
(House of Representatives - November 05, 2015)

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                         TRUMP'S SNL APPEARANCE

  (Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to 
encourage Saturday Night Live to disinvite Donald Trump from hosting 
their show this weekend.
  Many may believe that Mr. Trump is just causing controversy so that 
he can get media attention, but his divisive and racist rhetoric has 
very troubling and real-world consequences.
  Many businesses and individuals have severed ties with Mr. Trump. 
Even SNL's owner, NBC Universal, stated that, ``At NBC, respect and 
dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,'' and they ended 
their relationship with Mr. Trump.
  Perhaps this blunder happened because currently there is no Latino 
cast member on SNL, and there have only been two in the entire history 
of SNL.
  I hope Saturday Night Live's producers, writers, and cast members 
will consider how Donald Trump hosting SNL will compromise the 
integrity of their show. Having Mr. Trump degrades the quality of SNL's 
humor because racism isn't funny. It is lazy, and it is cheap.
  Comedy has the power to highlight hypocrisy in society and reveal 
important social truths and political commentary. SNL has achieved that 
in the past, and I hope it returns.

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