“If they want to do the show with one-third the ratings, they might do that,” Donald Trump told Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends this morning, in re whether he thinks NBC will dump him as November 7 Saturday Night Live host in response to a MoveOn.org petition begun by Hispanic organizations, seeking to have him yanked. “I don’t see that at all,” Trump said of the odds of that happening.

“As far as the Hispanics, these groups, I know these groups, if you talk to these groups you will find, what are they looking for? It is the same all over,” he said. “I think frankly the ratings are going to be through the roof. Lorne Michaels is a very smart guy, NBC are very smart people.”

“These groups are out for themselves,” Trump said. “I know all about these groups. I’m leading in the polls with the Hispanics. I mean, you look at Nevada, I’m leading in the polls with the Hispanics because I produce jobs, and they know it. I have thousands of Hispanics that work for me, my relationships to Hispanics is I think better than those groups.

“Those groups are looking to fund-raise…I had one of them come up to my office practically the first thing was, ‘Gee whiz would you like to join?’ I said, ‘How much is it?’ and he said, ‘From $25,000 to $2 million.’ ”