Michael Che did not pull punches over President Donald Trump’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.
The ‘Weekend Update’ anchor took shoots at Trump over his tweets attacking the mayor of San Juan, calling the President a “b***.”
Che continued, asking, “Was she nasty to you? How nasty? Are you shaking?”
“This isn’t that complicated, man,” Che went on. “It’s hurricane relief and people need help. You just did this for white people — twice. Do the same thing: Go tell Melania to put on her flood heels, get some bottled water, some food, pack up some extra Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl T-shirts, and write them a cheque with our money, you cheap cracker.”
Fans of the SNL star immediately applauded his comments.
The Washington Post referred to Che’s comments as “SNL’s Kanye West moment,” in reference to the incident during a telethon for victims of Hurricane Katrina when West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Some viewers were not pleased with Che’s apparent use of a slur.
Most, though, loved Che’s comments, though some wished the show had gone even further.