SNL cast member speaks out about working with Trump during his November 2015 hosting gig.
A second Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member is speaking out about working with Trump during his November 7, 2015 hosting gig.
Pete Davidson spoke about working with then-presidential candidate Trump during an interview on the web talk show Complex Open Late.
“He was weird all week. He like faked a phone call during the table read,” Davidson said.
Using a gruff voice, Davidson mimicked Trump talking to an imaginary person on the other end of the line.
“Uh, hello” he goes. “Fantastic. Great.” And then he hung up goes, “Hey everybody, my book just went number one.”
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Davidson isn’t the only cast member to speak out about his time with Trump. Former SNL cast member Taran Killam talked about Trump during an interview published by Brooklyn Magazine in April 2017, where he called Trump “a moron.”
Brooklyn Magazine contributor Evan Romano remarked about Trump being angry about the Broadway production of Hamilton (Killam played King George).
“Yeah, well, the president is a moron,” Killam remarked.
Romano responded: “Yeah. Man, I just remembered that you were on last year when he hosted—I don’t even wanna ask about that.“
Killam answered: “It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there. I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides. He was…”
“Unpleasant?” Romano suggested.
“He was… everything you see,” Killam answered. “What you see is what you get with him, really. I mean, there was no big reveal. He struggled to read at the table read, which did not give many of us great confidence. Didn’t get the jokes, really. He’s just a man who seems to be powered by bluster.”