SNL’s Michael Che Calls Trump a ‘Bitch’ and a ‘Cheap Cracker’; Jay-Z Sports Kaepernick Jersey During Performance

I’ll be the first to admit that even a Jay-Z appearance couldn’t get me to watch Saturday Night Live. I, like everyone else, wait for the video clips to drop on Sunday. But apparently, things got a little turnt during the show’s 43rd-season premiere.


First, Weekend Update’s Michael Che went all the way in on President Cheeto Dust for his Twitter rant attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has only been begging for food, water and fuel for the Puerto Rican residents suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Che took the president to task after reading Trump’s tweet that said Cruz had been “told by the Democrats” that she “must be nasty to Trump.”


“Oh, really, Donald?” Che remarked. “You bitch.”

He went on: “This isn’t that complicated, man. It’s hurricane relief, these people need help. You did the same thing 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 check with our money, you cheap cracker.” (Stick around for Che’s take on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s memo that players must stand during the national anthem. “How’d this guy even get to be commissioner of the NBA, anyway? He looks like somebody put a suit on a sex toy.” Boom!)

Then Jay-Z came through with Damian Marley to perform “Bam,” and Hov showed his support for (the still-unemployed) Colin Kaepernick with a fresh custom jersey:


Check out the performance:

Genetta M. Adams is Managing Editor of The Root.

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The Holy Hand Grenade

Trump being called a bitch in public needs to happen with way more frequency.