Calls to cancel Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance

  • 06/11/2015
Donald Trump (Reuters)
Donald Trump (Reuters)

There is growing pressure today on NBC to cancel Donald Trump's scheduled guest host appearance on Saturday Night Live (SNL) this weekend.

As promos for Donald Trump's SNL appearance got heavy play online Wednesday night (local time), Latino advocacy groups gathered outside NBC headquarters calling on the network to cancel his guest-host spot.

Angered by Trump's recent comments describing Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, the coalition of groups delivered more than 500,000 signatures to the network.

"I think they should demonstrate - ratings will go even higher. It's going to be one of the highest-rated shows ever," says Trump.

Out on the campaign trail, Trump's Republican rivals are staying away from the SNL controversy.

One of those rivals is Jeb Bush, who is intensifying his ground game in New Hampshire, a must-win state for him.

NBC hasn't said whether other presidential candidates are being considered to host SNL.

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