As a coalition of Hispanic activist groups demands that NBC remove Donald Trump from his upcoming hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, a MoveOn.orgpetition calling for the same thing has surpassed 100,000 signatures.
As The Associated Press reports, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda sent a letter to NBC's CEO and SNL producer Lorne Michaels saying "We are appalled that you would enable Trump's hateful speech for nothing (more) than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation."
In case you've somehow forgotten, NBC fired Trump from The Apprentice earlier this year after he described Mexicans coming into the U.S. as criminals and rapists, so it was surprising to hear that he'd be hosting the network's late-night comedy series on Nov. 7. Of course, after 40 seasons, we have a feeling Michaels gets to do pretty much what he wants on SNL, so maybe this doesn't reflect the broader feelings of the network.
Either way, the population of a mid-size city has now signed a petition that says "NBC is demonstrating that it doesn’t care about its Latino and pro-immigrant viewers."
Trump hosted the show once back in 2004, here's what that looked like: