Saturday Night Live Returns Returns With Takedown of Trump's Puerto Rico Response

Kelvin Reese
October 2, 2017

"Speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island, that is just - it is unspeakable!"

"Well, after President Trump was criticized for a awful response to Hurricane Maria, this morning he gave the people of Puerto Rico what they needed most: a bunch of tweets straight-up calling them lazy", he joked.

During the "Weekend Update", hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost opened the segment on the subject of Puerto Rico.

In earlier tweets, Trump claimed the news media was in cahoots with Democrats to ridicule his hurricane relief efforts. "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy". "Trump always said he was going to get things done faster than any other president and now I believe him - it took George W. Bush five years to get his Katrina", Jost said.

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The opening sketch wasn't the only part of the premiere that hammered the President regarding Puerto Rico.

After assuring her help will arrive on Tuesday or "Wednesday at the latest", and hearing Yulín Cruz say that's not soon enough, Baldwin's Trump says: "Well, you should have paid your bills".

I would ask you (Duke) to come down here and visit the towns and then make a statement like that, because frankly, it is an irresponsible statement in contrast with the statements of support that I have been getting yesterday when I got that call from the White House. "FEMA takes a few days unless you join FEMA Prime". "Oh really, Donald? You bitch. We all have got to remember, the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens, entitled to the same help as the people of any other community in America". "Do you want to go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?"

After going days without mentioning the hurricane-devastated island after the storm, officials have held numerous press conferences describing their relief efforts and Mr Trump has mentioned Puerto Rico at almost every public event. Conditions are not favorable for development into a tropical storm, but locally heavy rainfall is expected over the Leeward Islands, including Dominica; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Puerto Rico.

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