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Dem Rep. Rips SNL: If Trump Attacked Gays the Way He Did Mexicans, Would They Let Him Host?

Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez took to the House floor today to really tear into Saturday Night Live for letting Donald Trump host next month.

He stood next to a giant poster saying #RacismIsntFunny and declared that “when public figures cross certain lines, they should lose their privileges to host TV shows.”

Gutierrez really wanted to know what happened between when NBC severed its ties to Trump and now.

And that wasn’t even the half of it:

“If Donald Trump had said gays or lesbians were murderers and raping Americans, would he get to host the show? It is every bit as much a fiction and a lie. Donald Trump has said some pretty awful things about women individually and collectively. But what if he said most women were criminals? Would the writers be thinking up sketches for Trump if he had slandered an entire gender rather than an entire ethnic group?”

Gutierrez even said, “What if all of the Latino cast members all walked off the job at Saturday Night Live? Oh wait, you don’t have any Latino cast members.”

Watch above, via C-SPAN.

[h/t The Hill]
[image via screengrab]

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