“Saturday Night Live” took full advantage of President Donald Trump’s actions regarding the unfolding crisis in Puerto Rico in the Season 43 premiere. Not only did it make a mockery of Trump’s response in the cold open, but Michael Che also adopted a more serious tone during the “Weekend Update” segment.
After some banter from Colin Jost, Che read aloud Trump’s tweet criticizing San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, in which he stated that she had “now been told by Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.”
“Oh, really, Donald? You bitch,” he laughed. “Was she nasty to you? How nasty — are you shaking? You wanna go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?”
He continued disbelievingly, “This isn’t that complicated, man, it’s hurricane relief and people need help. You just did this for white people — twice. Do the same thing: Go 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 cracker!”
After shouts of approval from the audience, Che hammered down his point. “In one month you have mishandled Puerto Rico, DACA, the NFL … It’s like when anybody darker than your golf pants has a problem, you’re thinking, ‘How can I make this worse?'”
Watch the full segment below: