Aziz Ansari Tackles Trump in 'SNL' Monologue: "Yesterday Trump Was Inaugurated, Today an Entire Gender Protested Against Him"
"Change comes from large groups of angry people, and if Day One [of Trump's presidency] is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people I’ve ever seen."
Host Aziz Ansari took aim at President Donald Trump during his monologue on this week's Saturday Night Live. Following Trump's official inauguration on Friday and the global Women's March protests on Saturday, Ansari called Trump "basically the Chris Brown of politics," alluding to the singer's legal troubles involving assault.
Ansari noted that Trump's election had brought forth a "new lowercase KKK movement." The comedian called on Trump to "make a real speech about the lowercase KKK," similar to a speech former President George W. Bush made following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"What the hell happened?" asked a bewildered Ansari. "I’m sitting here wistfully watching George W. Bush speeches? Thirteen years ago, I was convinced the guy was a dildo."
He also spoke about "growing Islamophobia" and blamed the "scary-ass music from Homeland" that accompanies Muslim characters on television.
Ansari addressed the Women's Marches that took place all over the globe earlier that day. "Yesterday Trump was inaugurated, today an entire gender protested against him," he joked.
In closing, Ansari ended with a message for those who protested. "Change comes from large groups of angry people, and if Day One [of Trump's presidency] is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people I’ve ever seen."