‘You can’t tell me not to come’: Pink co-hosts Trump and ‘you don’t know me’
When Donald Trump first announced his presidential bid in 2016, Pink was the only person who could have brought that vision to fruition.
Now, in the wake of Trump’s election victory, Pink is a prominent figure in the GOP, serving as a Trump surrogate and the co-anchor of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.
He has also been outspoken about his dislike for President Obama, writing in an essay published in 2016: “Obama is a criminal and a fraud, a phony president and an illegitimate president.
He’s a crook and a thief and a liar.”
He has also spoken out against the administration’s policies in the LGBTQ community, calling out the president’s transgender bathroom policy, and he has frequently referred to himself as a “gay Republican.”
“I am a proud gay Republican, but you don’t have to be gay to be a Republican,” he said during a 2016 interview.
He also made headlines in 2015 when he and his co-workers at “Saturday Live” called out the President Donald Trump’s first inauguration and called on Trump to release his tax returns.
“As you can imagine, there’s been a lot of controversy around this, but I think there is a very important issue here, which is whether or not President Trump is a Republican.
I’m a Republican because I believe in the constitution of the United States and the Constitution is written in the book,” he told the audience.
Pink, who is of mixed-race descent, has since publicly come out against Trump, saying in 2016 that he has “always had the best of intentions” and that he does not “care what people think.”
Pink has also publicly been critical of Trump on social media, saying that he would “be a very good president” and “would not hurt anybody” but would “blow up the country.”
In 2016, he tweeted that Trump is “a pathological liar” and he said that the president “needs to step down from office” and was “not fit for the office.”
Trump has also said that Pink is “not very bright” and said that “he’s just a little white boy” in a tweet that was later deleted.
Trump was the subject of an anti-Semitic tirade in 2016 when Pink told the New York Post that he was “shocked and outraged” by the “anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-immigrant rhetoric” spewed by the presumptive Republican nominee.
“It’s not racist, it’s not anti-Semitism, it has nothing to do with me,” Pink said.
“I’m not anti anti-semitic, I’m not racist.”
After Trump was elected, Pink cohosted “SNL” alongside Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy in an episode that aired in April of that year.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Pink said that Trump was “one of the most successful political personalities of all time,” but that he did not agree with the way the president had handled his first year in office.
“I do think that there’s a lot that I would like to see in terms of trying to work with the administration on some of the issues that I think are very important and important for the country, and I think that he’s a good person,” Pink told The Post.
“But I think it’s a mistake to say that because I think he’s one of the smartest people in the world.
Despite Pink’s criticisms of Trump, his appearance on “Saturday” in 2017 remains popular on social platforms, even after he has spoken out on many of Trump ‘s controversial policies.
A poll released last week found that Trump leads Hillary Clinton by more than 2 to 1 among Americans who are likely to cast ballots in the November election, and polls show that Americans are becoming more receptive to the former secretary of state and other Democratic candidates.
According to a new poll from YouGov, Clinton is supported by 57 percent of Americans who will vote for her in November, while Trump is backed by just 36 percent of the public.