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‘Saturday Night Live’ Knocks Out Trump for Puerto Rico Response

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Finally, Saturday Night Live is back with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression. for its 43rd season.

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The episode’s cold open sketch knocked Trump for his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurrican Maria. The sketch found Baldwin’s Trump in the Oval Office, returned from golfing in New Jersey. “Sometimes when you’re president you have to make sacrifices, so I skipped the back nine,” he said to Aidy Bryant as Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Taking a call from San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz (Melissa Villaseñor) he says, “You should have paid your bills. FEMA takes a few days unless you get FEMA Prime.”

“You do know we’re a US territory, don’t you?” Cruz asks.

“I mean I do but not many people know that, no,” he says, before hanging up. “Wow. That woman was so nasty,” Trump adds.

Michael Che also slammed Trump for his response to the hurricane.

“This isn’t a complicated issue, man, it’s hurricane relief,” he said. “You just did this very same thing for white people, twice. So, tell Melania to put on her flood heels, get some bottled water, some food, pack up some extra Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl T-shirts and write them a check with our money, you cheap (expletive)!”

“In one month you have mishandled Puerto Rico, DACA, the NFL,” Che added. “It’s like when anybody darker than your golf pants has a problem you’re thinking, how can I make this worse?”

 

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