Baldwin returns to ‘SNL’ as confused Trump responding to Puerto Rico


Actor Alec Baldwin resumed his impersonation of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live” this week for the season premiere, appearing in the cold open as a confused Trump responding to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

The skit mocked a plethora of current events in the White House, from Trump’s new “Rocket Man” nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jung Un to his recent feud with the NFL.

It also showed Trump speaking with San Juan’s mayor about recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.{mosads}

“I’m begging you, Puerto Rico needs your help,” an SNL cast member portraying San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz says to Trump over the phone in the skit.

“We’re going to get more help to you immediately, probably by Tuesday or Wednesday by the latest,” Baldwin responds as Trump. “Ma’am I don’t know if you know this, but you’re in an island in the water. The ocean water, big ocean, with fishies and water and turtles that bite. We want to help you, but we’ve got to take care of America first.”

After “SNL’s” Cruz explains that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, Baldwin aggressively hangs up the phone, saying, “That woman was so nasty.”{mosads}

Earlier this week, Trump explained that one of the reasons responding to the disaster in Puerto Rico is more difficult in comparison to the hurricane damage in Florida and Texas is that the territory is on an island.

The skit also included Aidy Bryant returning to impersonate press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kate McKinnon impersonating Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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