Lorne Michaels pressed 'Saturday Night Live' writers to go easy on Trump, says Taran Killam

Today in "the media helped propel Donald Trump's rise to power," an anecdote from the Saturday Night Live stage.

Series creator Lorne Michaels apparently pressed SNL writers to soften their handling of then-candidate Trump during his presidential run. The revelation comes from Taran Killam, a six-season veteran of the show who left in 2016.

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"Lorne was being so specific about what we could and couldn’t say about him,"

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