Trump shut down skit to mock Carson on ‘SNL’

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been hitting one of his competitors for the office — Dr. Ben Carson — pretty hard over media claims that the retired neurosurgeon may have invented some events from his childhood.

But the real estate magnate said he drew the line at making fun of him on “Saturday Night Live.” .

Trump called in for a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends” Sunday and was asked about his appearance the night before on “SNL.”

At about the 1:45 mark, co-host Tucker Carlson asked Trump why he was the only one of the GOP candidates to criticize Carson over his media woes.

“Well, it’s not criticizing,” Trump claimed. “In fact, they [the “SNL” producers] wanted to do a skit on it, and I said, ‘Let’s not do that; it’s not appropriate.’”

He added, I’ve had a good relationship with Ben, I hope it works out.”

Co-host Anna Kooiman asked Trump about his part in picking out the skits with the producers. Some of the scripts were a bit too risqué, he mentioned.

“Anna, they wanted to do something on this whole situation about Ben,” he replied. “I said, ‘Just leave it alone.’ Because you know what’s going to happen. I would get blamed for it!”

Watch the interview, via Fox News.

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