Celebs Slam Trump for His Response to San Juan Mayor's Plea

Oct 02, 2017, 00:42
Celebs Slam Trump for His Response to San Juan Mayor's Plea

Alec Baldwin was back as Trump, they mocked James Cameron's Papyrus-style font for Avatar, and more - but Weekend Update had the best roast of Trump.

Kate McKinnon's Jeff Session dropped by to make a comment on the growing tension between Sessions and Trump after the DACA issue.

Trump continues to assert that the "fake news media" is responsible for the way his response to Puerto Rico is being perceived.

He continued: "We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this bad disaster".

U.S. President Donald Trump said it was Puerto Rico's fault that aid to the island after Hurricane Maria was delayed. Jost then transitioned to discussing rapper Pit Bull's efforts to assist Puerto Rico during this hard time.

Now, the president has attacked anyone critical of the federal government's response.

Trump's criticism comes on the heels of criticism of Trump's effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. Island after the hurricane devastation. "Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!" he said on Twitter. You just did this for white people, twice. But there's more where that came from.

Since Trump's tweets, Cruz has reiterated that municipal employees in Puerto Rico are working as hard as they can, and that her statement was a plea for help. Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffatt) wandered in to take the president out for pizza.

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

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz also told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week that with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, the focus should be on "saving lives" and not the USA territory's high rate of debt or what it may cost to rebuild.

"I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying", Cruz said Friday. Duke had described the response as a "good news story". "When you have to pull people down from their buildings - I'm sorry, but that really upsets and frustrates me".

"I can't understand that the greatest nation in the world may not be able to organize the logistics for a small island", was launched at a press conference. Dammit, this is not a good news story. "Please stop tweeting [and] golfing while people are dying!" This is a "life-or-death" story.

Still, he said, "We (have) pushed everything into that island that we can". Some are expected to be without power for months. Roughly 90 percent of homes have been destroyed.

What do you think of Trump's Twitter tirade? Rather than address Cruz, he took used this opportunity to thank the governor of Puerto Rico and applaud the first responders' hard work.

"Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an incredible job is being done in Puerto Rico".

"To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the [Fake News]", the president tweeted.

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