"Saturday Night Live" made its return this weekend and found plenty of fodder for its season premiere, thanks to the president and his affinity for chaos.
The episode started with Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant, who welcomed Alec Baldwin’s POTUS back from his Bedminster Golf Club.
Trump lamented the fact that he had to “skip the back nine” for his presidential duties. The first phone call Trump receives is from the agitated San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who told the POTUS that Puerto Rico was desperate for help from the U.S. Cruz was played by SNL cast member Melissa Villasenor. The president was obviously overjoyed, gleefully assuring Cruz that she had called the right person for the job.
“I know things are, as the locals say, 'Despacito,'” Trump exclaimed, referring to the popular song from Puerto Rican artist Lois Fonsi. “Despacito” means “slowly” in Spanish.
Pressed for aid further, Trump gently but firmly told Cruz that she lived on an island surrounded with “big water, ocean water” (Trump’s own words) and so, U.S. can't help until it had sorted out internal affairs. Trump then took a few moments to recover after being told that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.
After hanging up, Trump used the spot-on analysis that he reserves for women who disagree with him. Watch the video above to find out.
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