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George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop at gala

• https://pagesix.com, By Mara Siegler

We're told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.

An attendee at the event — where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes — commented on a YouTube video that "George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K." But "George doesn't, continues. Gets booed."

We're told that Lopez responded to Maffei, "Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn't change the way I feel about orange men."

Trying to recover and sensing the audience turn, Lopez said, "Listen, it's about the kids . . . I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege."

We're told Lopez also told a joke about Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, saying, "I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn't crush the tunnels ­underneath."

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