Donald Trump says 'SNL' hosting gig was originally just 1-skit guest spot

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Donald Trump is set to host "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, but the gig was originally intended to just be a guest spot for one skit — much like Hillary Clinton's walk-on earlier this season.

"Actually, it started off as a skit, and I said 'Alright, I'll do it'," Trump told Chris Cuomo on Wednesday's "New Day." "And they took it up to Lorne Michaels — who's an amazing guy, he's run 'Saturday Night Live' brilliantly for many years and he's a friend of mine — and he said, 'Well wait a minute, Donald's agreeing to do the skit. Will he do the whole thing?'" And he called me and said, 'Will you host Saturday Night Live' and I said, 'It's an honor.'"

Hispanic groups have been calling on NBC to remove Trump as host, as has Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez. A protest is planned this week.

Trump's "SNL" kicks off Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC. Sia is the musical guest.

The Republican also continuously blasted CNN reporter Sara Murray repeatedly throughout the two-part interview, calling her "terrible," among many other unflattering adjectives. Cuomo, whose family has a history with the Trumps, defended his colleague.

The insults weren't saved just for Murray — Trump also took shots at other candidates during the lengthy cable news telephone appearance.

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Donald Trump says 'SNL' hosting gig was originally just 1-skit guest spot
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Durang, Dana Carvey as Church Lady during the 'Church Chat' skit on October 11, 1986 -- Photo by: Reggie Lewis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 18 -- Pictured: Steve Martin during 'KingTut' skit on April 22, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Craig Buchanan, Cheri Oteri as Aranna during the 'Football Game' skit on November 11, 1995 -- (Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Buck Henry as Mr. Dantley, John Belushi as Samurai Futaba during 'Samurai Stockbroker' skit on 10/30/1976 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Aired 10/27/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick Swayze as Adrian, Chris Farley as Barney during 'Chippendales Audition' skit (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Episode 14 - Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as emcee, Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Elle MacPherson as Melanie Harvey, Cheri Oteri as Shelly Peterbuilt during the 'Fresh Face Modeling Contest' skit on February 24, 1996 - Photo by: (Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gail Matthius, Eddie Murphy during the 'Weekend Update' on February 7, 1981 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Air Date 10/11/2003 -- Pictured: (l-r) Justin Timberlake as Robin Gibb, Jimmy Fallon as Barry Gibb during 'The Barry Gibb Talk Show' skit on October 11, 2003 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery during 'Jeopardy' skit (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Josh Brolin' Episode 1536 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg, Mark Wahlberg during the 'Wahlberg's Confrontation' skit on October 18, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Aired 10/02/2004 -- Pictured: Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer during 'Debbie Downer' skit (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Linda Richman, Heather Locklear as Lila Klein during the 'Coffee Talk' skit on May 14, 1994 -- (Photo by: Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Air Date 10/13/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon as Dave, Rachel Dratch as Virginia Klarvin, Will Ferrell as Roger Klarvin during the 'Hot Tub Lovers' skit on October 13, 2001 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: Eddie Murphy as Mr. Robinson during the 'Mister Robinson's Neighborhood' skit on October 15, 1983 -- (Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/03/1994 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norm MacDonald, Adam Sandler during 'Weekend Update' on December 3, 1994 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: (VIDEO CAPTURE) Singer Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II October 3, 1992 on the TV show 'Saturday Night Live'. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Dan Aykroyd as Julie Child during 'The French Chef' skit on December 9, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 19 -- Aired 05/14/2005 -- Pictured: (center) Will Ferrell as Gene Frenkle onstage with musical guests Queens of the Stone Age (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Air Date 12/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mick Jagger as himself, Jimmy Fallon as Mick Jaggers reflection during the 'Mick & Mick' skit on December 8, 2001 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Aired 12/16/2006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg as guy, Justin timberlake as guy during 'Dick in a Box' skit on December 16, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Air Date 01/24/1976 -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during Weekend Update on January 24, 1976 -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin during the 'Weekend Update' on October 14, 1978 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Pictured: Bill Murray during the 'Weekend Update' on October 21, 1978 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: Kevin Nealon during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 5, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Air Date 09/24/1994 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norm MacDonald, Laura Kightlinger during 'Weekend Update' on September 24, 1994 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon during 'Weekend Update' (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Aired 11/12/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler during 'Weekend Update' on November 12, 2005 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Aired 11/18/2006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers during 'Weekend Update' on November 18, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1585 'Paul Rudd' -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Hader as Stefon, Seth Meyers during 'Weekend Update' -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: (l-r) Colin Jost and Michael Che during the 'Weekend Update' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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