It’s a night of firsts for Aziz Ansari. Not only is he the first SNL host of South Asian descent, but he’s also the first comedian to follow Donald Trump’s inauguration. If you had any doubt Aziz wasn’t about to go in on Trump, think again.
During his opening monologue, he went 100 percent political. He talked about the reality of Trump’s presidency, addressed the huge of support the women’s marches, and compared Trump as the “Chris Brown of politics.” “And ‘Make America Great Again’ is his ‘These Hoes Ain’t Loyal,’” he joked.
Furthermore, Ansari used the opportunity to address the KKK (or the alt-right a.k.a. the lowercase ‘kkk’) and the amount of white supremacy that has resurfaced across the nation. “I’m talking about these people that are saying stuff like ‘Trump won! Go back to Africa. Trump won! Go back to Mexico. They see me. Trump won! Go back to where you came from,” he says. “Yeah, they aren’t usually geography buffs.”
Paired with Ansari’s stand-up style, his opening thoughts will definitely be talked about for a while. Watch it above.