Alec Baldwin Returns to 'SNL' as Donald Trump, Roasts the President Over Puerto Rico Crisis



The former '30 Rock' actor channels his inner Trump as he takes a phone call from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who begs for help.
Alec Baldwin was back on "Saturday Night Live". The actor/comedian reprised his award-winning portrayal as Donald Trump on the premiere episode of the show's new season over the weekend. He arrived at the White House after a day of golfing to tackle hot issues.

First, the President got a phone call from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. She begged for help regarding the crisis in Puerto Rico after the hurricane. "I hear you loud and clear. You called the best person for the job. Trust me I know things are, as the locals say, 'Despacito," the commander-in-chief name-dropped Luis Fonzi's hit single as he referred to the situation.

"We're going to get more help to you immediately, probably by Tuesday or Wednesday by the latest," the President continued, to which Mayor Cruz quickly cut him off, "That's not good enough." But he responded, " Well, you should have paid your bills. FEMA takes a few days, unless you join FEMA Prime."

When the Mayor continued to beg, Baldwin's Trump echoed the real Trump's statement, "Ma'am, I don't know if you know this, but you are in an island, in the water. The ocean water, big ocean, with fishies and bubbles and turtles that bite." He added, "We want to help you, but we have to take care of America first." She replied, "You do know we're a U.S. territory, don't you?" The President paused before reponding, "I mean, I do, but not many people know that."

The President was also mocked in the sketch over his war with NFL due to footballers' kneeling protests. Aidy Bryant's Sarah Huckabee Sanders was not proud of how she handled "the NFL thing." She said, "I'm a little embarrassed that I said it's a black and white issue. I should have said it's a black versus white issue."



The "SNL" additionally addressed the Puerto Rico crisis on "Weekend Update". Michael Che slammed President Trump, "This isn't that complicated, man. It's hurricane relief. These 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."

Che also roasted the NBA commissioner who "expected players to follow league rules and stand during the national anthem." The comedian quipped, "OK. The NBA is, what, 130, 140 percent black? What exactly are you going to do if they all decide to kneel? Have a game between the New York Porzingis and the San Antonio Ginobili?"




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