'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response
Uncategorized / October 1, 2017

The 43rd season premiere of the NBC sketch series opened with Alec Baldwin’s Trump speaking on the phone with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who was played by Melissa Villaseñor. “I know things are, as the locals say, Despacito,” Baldwin’s Trump said over the phone. “FEMA takes a few days unless you join FEMA Prime.” The fake Trump then reminded Villaseñor’s Cruz that Puerto Rico is “an island in the water. The ocean water. Big ocean. With fishies and bubbles and turtles that bite.” “Sir, we just need help, please,” Cruz said before Trump hung up on her. “Wow, that woman was so nasty,” Trump said to Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Sanders, who Trump congratulated on outlasting “Sean Spicer, Scaramucci, Bannon, Priebus, Gorka, Flynn, Yates, and Tom Price.” “Thank you, sir. I think it’s because folks listen to me because I’m no nonsense, but I’m all nonsense,” Bryant’s Sanders said. Related: ‘SNL’ is staying live coast to coast this season The opening sketch wasn’t the only part of the premiere that hammered the President regarding Puerto Rico. “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che laid into the President over his response. “After the mayor of San Juan criticized the federal government relief…