Hours after Saturday Night Live unloaded a full clip on President Donald Trump in the form of calling him a “bitch,” “cheap cracker” and “worse at humanitarian aid than Pitbull,” the Commander in Chief went on the defensive.
Trump began Saturday with a flurry of insults, calling San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz “nasty” and tweeting that Puerto Rico wanted “everything to be done for them.” News outlets, those with ties to Puerto Rico, or basically anyone with a shred of human empathy dropped the hammer in response to Trump—who has yet to interrupt his golfing schedule visit Puerto Rico. In typical fashion, Trump responded Sunday by calling the criticism fake news.
“We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “People are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected.”
Our fearless leader didn’t explain how the criticism to his inflammatory, racist-tinged tweets could be fake news when the entire incident was sparked by his Saturday morning rage tweets in the first place. And since Trump was still doing all of the above via Twitter, the responses began piling up in real time.
"No difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They represent the same system."— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) October 1, 2017
I hope that's been cleared up now. 😠
"He's a cheap cracker."— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 1, 2017
—Michael Che, SNL
"I'm not aware of such inspections, there are areas of Puerto Rico where we really haven't gotten contact," Gov. Ricardo Rosselló tells CNN https://t.co/HZbsz3RCkr— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 1, 2017
As it relates to “fake news,” some video confirmation of Rosselló debunking Trump’s claims about all buildings being inspected would be the proverbial icing on the cake.
Trump will like be back on the defensive later this week after his scheduled visit to Puerto Rico Tuesday. The President is also slated to appear on the Fox News program Hannity for an exclusive interview at Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m.