Trump Attacks Critics Of Puerto Rico Aid Effort: 'Politically Motivated Ingrates'

Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico was a good news story because it showed the government's swift reaction to the tragedy

"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", Trump tweeted. "You should have paid your bills", he tells her. He said 11 regional staging areas have been receiving food and water across the island and that telecommunication has been restored in several key municipalities, including San Juan.

When you're drinking from a creek, it's not a good news story. However 95 percent of people in the USA territory are still without power.

Looking shocked, Baldwin as Trump stammers, "I mean I do, but not many people know that".

He later hung up on her, saying, "Wow, that woman was so nasty".

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

Speaking with host Jake Tapper, the Vermont senator appeared disgusted when the topic of Trump's tweets attacking San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz were brought up. How nasty? Are you shaking? "Do you want to go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?"

This isn't that complicated, man, it's hurricane relief. This is hurricane relief. "Rapper Pitbull has loaned out his private jet to help rescue people in Puerto Rico", Jost quipped. You did the same thing for white people-twice. Do the same thing.

Though SNL took a comedic approach to the president's response, everyone can agree what's happening in Puerto Rico is no laughing matter. Aidy Bryant, as Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, stands by approvingly. "I do reiterate that the only way for this to work is for us to have collaboration", said Rosselló.

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"If he asks to meet with me", she said, "of course I will meet with him".

Trump did take to Twitter (surprise) on Sunday, Oct. 1 to address the situation - a brief break for all the football players out there.

Kate McKinnon also reprised her role as Jeff Sessions to plead with the president not to tweet. "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying", Cruz said Friday. "If I'm doing a film [a Lamborghini biopic opposite Antonio Banderas] in Rome in the fall, you can bet I'm going to be on a satellite from Rome doing Trump".

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