Donald Trump took to the stage for his Saturday Night Live
gig on Saturday, and he finally answered the one question that was on everyone’s mind: Why should he host the long-running sketch show?
“A lot of people are saying Donald, you’re the most amazing guy. You’re brilliant, you’re handsome, you’re rich, you have everything going. The world is waiting for you to be president. So why are you hosting Saturday Night Live?” he said during his opening monologue. “And the answer is, I have really nothing better to do.”
“Part of the reason I’m here is that I know how to take a joke," Trump, 69, continued, moments before two people dressed exactly like him joined him onstage.
Trump tells ET that he was involved in the writing of the sketches. As for that much-talked about Drake video spoof? He simply said, "It was fun."
The anti-Trump protests going on outside 30 Rock and genuine lack of funny in the overall episode (not to mention the politics, which we won't get into) didn't stop SNL from winning in the ratings, scoring it's highest since January 2012. Check out the most Trump-worthy moments of the episode below.
Donald Trump Busts a Move to Drake’s “Hotline Bling”
The most unforgettable (even if we wanted to forget) moment from the show was when the Republican presidential candidate showed off his dance skills in a pre-taped sketch, which parodied Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video
. The sketch featured a return of Martin Short as Ed Grimley and Jay Pharoah as Drake, with the latter defending dad dance moves everywhere.
Although Trump's dancing is totally cringeworthy, the skit was the best use of him all night. You’ll just have to decide for yourself if his moves are that much worse than Drake’s
in the actual video.
Larry David Heckles Trump’s Opening Monologue
Looks like Deport Racism owes Larry David some money.
Following the announcement that Trump would be hosting that late night skit show, that political action group promised to pay a bounty to anyone who shouted the phrase "Trump's a racist" while the presidential hopeful was on the live broadcast.
David, who has appeared on the last SNL episode as Bernie Sanders
in the cold open as well, took the opportunity and yelled “Trump’s a racist” at the end of his opening monologue, later adding, “I heard if I yelled that they’d give me $5,000.”
“As a businessman, I can respect that,” Trump responded.
On Sunday, the group responded to the bit, saying they'll award David the $5,000, even though he was joking.
Trump Live Tweets a Sketch -- That He Isn't a Part Of
The former Apprentice host even had opinions on the sketches he wasn't in.
Trump live-tweeted a meta SNL skit, sharing his real-time opinions on the sketches' three performers, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam and Leslie Jones, which appeared at the bottom of the screen for viewers to read.
He ended the segment stating, "I have tremendous respect for Leslie Jones. She’s a winner," adding, "Thanks Leslie. And I love the blacks."
Sia Returns to SNL With Powerful Performances
The 39-year-old singer belted out two songs off her upcoming album, This is Acting -- "Alive" and "Bird Set Free" in a minimalist performance that marked her second SNL visit in 2015
(she also appeared during Season 40).
Accompanied by a dancer, though not her go-to girl Maddie Ziegler, the singer recreated her unique music videos on stage. As usual Sia’s face was covered by a wig, but for this outing, she had large eyes painted on her cheeks.
Before Trump even took the stage, people were talking about his upcoming performance. ET caught up with his daughter, Ivanka Trump, last week, and she shared her opinion on how she thought her dad would do in the video below.