‘SNL’ star Alec Baldwin Spoofs Donald Trump’s Handling of Puerto Rico Crisis on Premiere
'Saturday Night Live' cold opening also features Kate McKinnon lampooning Jeff Sessions.
Saturday Night Live writers didn’t wait very long into the new season to take shots at President Trump.
The NBC variety series kicked off the new season Saturday night with a cold opening featuring Alec Baldwin back sporting the fake toupee and cartoonish sneer as the president. This time around, the show lampooned Trump’s handling of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a quick turnaround considering his Twitter feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was barely a day old at the time of the live broadcast.
“I”m begging you. Puerto Rico needs your help,” says Cruz, played by Melissa Villaseñor in the skit.
“I know that things are, as the locals say, ‘despacito,’” Baldwin’s Trump responds. “Help will arrive Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest.”
After being told that’s not acceptable, Trump retorts: “Well you should have paid your bills.”
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