Taran Killam says Lorne Michaels told ‘SNL’ cast to go easy on Trump

Former “SNL” star Taran Killam says Lorne Michaels told the cast to go easy on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

“Lorne was being so specific about what we could and couldn’t say about him,” Killam said on the podcast “I Was There Too.”

He recalled Michaels telling the cast, “You don’t want to vilify him . . . He’s like any New York taxi driver . . . He just says whatever it is he’s thinking. You have to find a way in that makes him likable.”

However: “Weeks later we saw Trump’s name up on the board for host and it was like, ‘OK.’ One of the things I do respect about Lorne is he is a very good host to his guests.”

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