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‘A Sign Of Friendship’: Former ‘SNL’ Star Showed Up In Court To Support Trump

The current cast of “Saturday Night Live” is determined to trash Donald Trump at every turn while ignoring the obvious deficiencies of the current president.

But a number of former cast members are open about their support of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, including one who recently showed up at the Manhattan courthouse where Trump has been on trial.

As Fox Business explained:

Many of Trump’s notable allies have flocked to Manhattan’s courthouse to show support for the former president, the latest being SNL alum Joe Piscopo.

The former “Saturday Night Live” comedian expressed his loyalty and support for Trumpduring an appearance on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Thursday, saying that he wanted to display his allegiance to Trump “just to show respect” for their multi-decade-long friendship.

“When this trial started to unfold, and if you layer it back like you do on the television or on the radio, we still don’t know what the crime is. I said, I’m going to show up just to show respect to President Trump. That’s all that was, a sign of friendship,” Piscopo explained.

“I’ve known him 100 years, and we’ve always had a nice relationship. So, I wanted to show loyalty because there’s none of that anymore. And the president showed me great loyalty in Wildwood.”

The former SNL star said he had an exclusive interview with Trump at his booming campaign rally in Wildwood, NJ. Piscopo told host Neil Cavuto that he was surprised to get a 1-on-1 interview with the former president, emphasizing that he “doesn’t forget” acts of loyalty.

A large number of high-profile supporters and ordinary Americans arrived at the courthouse to express their support for Trump and opposition to the flimsy charges against him.


Earlier this month, a group of GOP lawmakers attended a court hearing and later addressed what they believed to be deficiencies and political biases inherent in the proceedings.

According to the Associated Press:

Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., who had been a supporter of his home state presidential contender Nikki Haley, derided the “kangaroo court” prosecuting Trump.

Arizona Rep. Eli Crane said Democrats are prosecuting Trump because “they can’t beat him” at the ballot box in November.

Crane said he and other Republicans are fighting to “Make America Great Again,” which after the afternoon of heckling, drew a round of cheers.

By day’s end, they were back at the Capitol, several of them recounting their visit in a series of late-evening floor speeches, all caught on the cameras, before they finished up for the night, and closed out the House.

Here’s a clip of Piscopo’s remarks:


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