Sam Sanders

Sam has worked at Vermont Public Radio since October 1978 in various capacities â

Whether you wanted it or not, Donald Trump, businessman turned reality TV show star, turned presidential candidate, hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, in a city that seemed to be full of ambivalence over his role.

Trump performed his monologue and skits in a building where just hours prior hundreds of protesters had gathered outside, calling on NBC and SNL to drop him as host. The protest, organized by several Latino advocacy groups, began at Trump Tower in Manhattan Saturday evening.

Jeb Bush had a very bad week on the Internet. Well, a very bad week and a half, or two weeks, or longer if you're really keeping track.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released two, minute-long radio ads Thursday morning that will air in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It's a $300,000 ad buy, with a focus on early nominating states in the presidential race.

Until now, Trump has relied on free media coverage, and that strategy seems to have worked — he has been at or near the top of the polls for most of his campaign thus far.

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is attempting a reset of sorts. Lackluster debate performances, low poll numbers, a mounting number of gaffes on the trail, and accusations — from Donald Trump specifically — that he's low-energy have left him in a rut.

The numbers are in, and there's a clear consensus on who lost this week's Republican presidential debate, and in turn, who was this week's biggest political flop: "The Media."

Facebook says their top social moment of the debate was when Texas senator and presidential contender Ted Cruz criticized CNBC debate moderators and the questions they asked during the debate. Twitter also says that was the top moment on their network, as well the second when Florida senator Marco Rubio declared, "Democrats have their own SuperPAC, it's called the mainstream media."