Hispanic groups: Take Trump off 'Saturday Night Live'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hispanic coalition is condemning NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for inviting Donald Trump to host the show.

In a letter sent Thursday to the show's producer and the CEO of NBC Universal, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda said the network was enabling Trump's "hateful speech" in exchange for ratings.

The group asked NBC to rescind the invitation to the GOP presidential contender, who is to host "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7.

Trump has used the words "criminals" and "rapists" to describe some immigrants who are in the country illegally.

NBC did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, which includes 40 civil rights and public policy groups, released the letter to NBC Universal CEO Stephen Burke and "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels.