Trump attacks 'poor leadership' after San Juan mayor begs for help

Nick Sanchez
October 2, 2017

"Rapper Pitbull has loaned out his private jet to help rescue people in Puerto Rico", Jost quipped. "I didn't see it as assigned to the people of Puerto Rico, I saw it as a personal difference with the mayor of San Juan". "We want to help you but we have to take care of America first".

Cruz, in emotional appeals on TV on Friday, has become the face of Puerto Rican officials distraught over what some of them charge is insufficient response by the US government to the crisis. During Weekend Update, co-anchor Michael Che spoke directly to the president, mocking his response to Puerto Rico, saying, "Write them a check with our money, you cheap cracker".

After the Puerto Rican capital city's mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz appealed for help "to save us from dying", the U.S. president said in a series of tweets: "Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help".

Mayor Cruz hasn't even been to the recovery effort field office and the anti-Trump media flocks to her like moths to a flame?

"I will do what I never thought I was going to do". "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying". Trump on Saturday blasted her and those in the territory, whom he said "want everything to be done for them".

Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, has destroyed roads, making it hard to get food, water and fuel around the island.

But on Saturday, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) officials reported that a third of the island's telecommunications network had been restored, and some 765 gas stations - well over half - had fuel, though it was not clear how much. "Wait, you do know we're a USA territory don't you?"

The mayor retorted: "This is, damn it, this is not a good news story. When you're drinking from a creek, it's not a good news story", Cruz shot back.

The opening sketch wasn't the only part of the premiere that hammered the President regarding Puerto Rico.

"Trust me, I know things are, as the locals say, Despecito", he says in a painful conversation with Yulín Cruz, who's played by Melissa Villaseñor.

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