Donald Trump, Martin Short Show Drake How Their ‘Hotline Bling’ In ‘SNL’ Skit

Donald Trump knows when the “Hotline Bling,” it can only mean one thing. For Trump, it represented the funniest portion of his hosting gig for Saturday Night Live.

Calling him one of the “tax guys,” Donald stole the scene. Drake (played by SNL regular Jay Pharoah) yielded the famous lines to Donald Trump twice in the video. “You used to call me on the cell phone,” a glass-wearing Donald rapped while imitating the famous “Hotline Bling” dance moves.

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Donald Trump [Photo by Saturday Night Live / YouTube]
Donald Trump was joined by Martin Short on the SNL video spoof of the hit song “Hotline Bling.” Short, who played the popular character Ed Grimley while Martin was as a member of the SNL family back in the 1980s, returned to the show for the “Hotline Bling” video. With his signature spiked hair, Grimley commanded laughs with his two lines prior to the Donald Trump appearance.

“Drizzy Drake just stole my moves, and that’s no lie. Hey!”

Playing Drake, Pharoah introduced Martin Short’s character. “Ed Grimley invented this,” the lyrics began, adding “taught me how to turn and twist.” Other lines that were changed for this SNL version of “Hotline Bling” teased the singer for his moves. “I call this one the sneaky fish,” Pharoah said, waving his arms back in forth in a swimming motion. He went on to perform the “Miracle Whip,” combining moves from the popular “Watch Me” song by Silento.

Donald Trump and “tax guys” aren’t the only individuals who like to dance to “Hotline Bling.” The SNL short introduced viewers to several individuals who like dancing like Drake, such as dads and physics teachers.

The “Hotline Bling” parody wasn’t the only funny skit Donald Trump was involved in on SNL. The 69-year-old Republican candidate for President had numerous funny moments, including an opening monologue where he was trolled by Larry David and two impersonators, a skit with daughter Ivanka Trump, and a scene where Trump has several mean “live tweets.”

Numerous versions of the “Hotline Bling” video have emerged after Drake released the video earlier this summer. From throwing pepperonis on a pizza to a numerous Star Wars inspired compilation, “Hotline Bling” has been mocked for its dance moves in ways only the internet could dream up.

Because Donald is running for political office, a controversy brewed prior to his turn as host for the SNL variety show due to the “equal time” guidelines media must follow. But SNL provided the billionaire with just 12 minutes of airtime, Variety reported Sunday morning. Compared to hosts from earlier this season, that’s approximately half of the airtime Miley Cyrus garnered.

A nod toward the “equal time” comparison could be made with Hillary Clinton’s appearance on the show during the season premiere. Clinton — who played opposite Kate McKinnon’s version of the Democratic presidential candidate — earned laughs in the bar-themed skit.

SNL had received numerous complaints about the show’s choice to allow Donald Trump to host. In typical fashion, SNL used that as part of their punch lines, joking about protesters who lined up outside their studios this week.

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Protesters demonstrated outside of the SNL studios over Donald Trump serving as host. [Photo by Andrew Renneisen / Getty Images]
The response to Donald Trump dancing in the SNL “Hotline Bling” spoof was polarizing. Some liked it, as Vanity Fair called the video “the GIF-able moment his campaign was likely looking for.” While mostly positive, Twitter had mixed opinions on the segment, according to Mirror Online.

Entertainment Weekly reported that the SNL episode featuring Donald Trump and the “Hotline Bling” skit drew the largest overnight rating the program has seen in years.

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