Published: Mon, October 02, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Saturday Night Live Calls Trump A 'Cheap Cracker' Over Puerto Rico Response

Saturday Night Live Calls Trump A 'Cheap Cracker' Over Puerto Rico Response

"We want to help you but we have to take care of America first", he adds.

Trump said USA military teams and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were doing "amazing work"; he credited the island's governor and others with a "fantastic job", and said those who disagreed were "Fake News or politically motivated ingrates".

President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has criticized the federal government's disaster response effort. "Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, people are now starting to recognize the awesome work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military", Trump said in a series of tweets.

SNL's cold open referred to the continued criticism of the Trump administration for failing to respond adequately and effectively to to the destruction in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, particularly in comparison to the quick response it offered after Florida, Texas and Louisiana were hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water. Its hurricane relief. These people need help.

A man carrying a water container walks next to damaged houses after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas Puerto Rico on Sept. 26 2017

"Was she nasty to you?" Not fair to FR or effort!

Away from Puerto Rico, the opening sketch also brought on Kate McKinnon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and commented on Trump's attacks on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in protest of social and racial injustice. "Wait, you do know we're a USA territory don't you?"

Cruz, who has appeared regularly on US cable news programs, was particularly pointed in rejecting a statement by acting Homeland Security secretary, Elaine Duke, who called the government's response "a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place".

"Maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story", Cruz said. Or, as it was recently said on BuzzFeed, "Black Athletes Are Black People, And Black People Are Dying". People's lives and avoiding death above the debt. This is "there's a truckload of stuff that can not be taken to people" story. Che said. "You can't walk into a store and do a million dollar's worth of damage and then be like, 'I get it, I'll leave'".

He also said the stockpiles of fuel have increased to 600,000 barrels of diesel and 722,000 barrels of gasoline.

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