Puerto Rico’s desperate plight was a focus of “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, seen by some as pushback against President Trump.“Sunday night’s episode ended with a still image of the show’s animated cast holding up the Puerto Rican flag, while Marge held up a sign that read ‘Unido,’” said Vanity Fair. “A tearful Lisa, The Simpsons’s liberal bleeding heart, stood at the forefront.
“It was a sobering reminder of the chaos plaguing millions of people in the wake of Hurricane Maria — and stands in stark contrast to the blunt response from Donald Trump, who spent much of the weekend tweeting disparagingly about San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and claiming that reports of inefficient Puerto Rican aid are ‘fake news,’” Vanity Fair said.
On SNL, Alec Baldwin’s open sketch for the show’s 43rd season noted Trump’s response to slow help by saying the island is “surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.”
— Paul F. Bove (@paulfbove) October 2, 2017
The Simpsons have now done more for Puerto Rico than Donald Trump.
— Mexican Perspective (@MexicanOpinion) October 2, 2017
I remember not too long ago when people didn't even know where Puerto Rico is and now even The Simpsons are talking about us
— Camille (@Anna2Camille) October 2, 2017
— Chris (@TXPI_CMC) October 2, 2017
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