‘The Simpsons’ zings Trump for throwing paper towels in Puerto Rico
A new video from the hit Fox series “The Simpsons” targets President Trump for tossing rolls of paper towels to Puerto Ricans in September.
In the video, a short posted online to update viewers about the show’s effort to raise money for hurricane victims, longtime character Moe Szyslak jokes that he knows how it feels “when somebody comes and throws paper towels at you.”
“In my case it was flaming toilet paper but the principle is the same,” the bartender character added. “It is humiliating.”
On Friday San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has feuded with Trump over his administration’s response to the devastation in the U.S. territory, responded to the creators of “The Simpsons,” thanking them for the video and charity drive.
“Thank you Moe for understanding how we feel. We have very little power but having @TheSimpsons in our corner fills our hearts with light,” she tweeted.
Thank you Moe for understanding how we feel. We have very little power but having @TheSimpsons in our corner fills our hearts with light.
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) November 3, 2017
Cruz previously criticized Trump for giving himself a ten out of ten for his administration’s efforts to repair Puerto Rico’s devastated infrastructure. The island’s 3.4 million residents were left without power or clean drinking water in September when Hurricane Maria made landfall.
Six weeks later, the island is still struggling to recover.
“It is not that you do not get it; you are incapable of fulfilling the moral imperative to help the people of PR,” Cruz tweeted at Trump in October. “Shame on you!”
“[Y]our comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief they seem more to come from a ‘Hater in Chief,’ ” she said.