"Saturday Night Live" returned for its 43rd season, and it jumped right back on the political comedy it’s so good at.
At first, it seemed like SNL might go relatively easy on President Donald Trump, who has blustered and tweeted while Puerto Ricans are in danger of death and illness after Hurricane Maria.
Then came the "Weekend Update" segment. Co-anchor Michael Che joined the chorus of condemnation against Trump, calling the president a “b*tch” and a “cheap cracker” for his response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
The episode's cold open sketch knocked Trump for his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.
"After the mayor of San Juan criticized the federal government relief efforts, President Trump attacked her on Twitter saying, 'The mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,'" Che said. "Oh really, Donald? You bitch. Was she nasty to you? How nasty? Are you shaking? Do you want to go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?"
Later in the episode, during "Weekend Update," Che kept up his criticism.
“This isn’t a complicated issue, man, it’s hurricane relief,” he said. “You just did this very same thing for white people, twice. So, 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!”
“In one month you have mishandled Puerto Rico, DACA, the NFL,” Che added. “It’s like when anybody darker than your golf pants has a problem you’re thinking, how can I make this worse?”