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Michael Che facing backlash after calling Trump 'cheap cracker' in SNL skit

During last weekend's Saturday Night Live season premiere, Michael Che amused a lot of people with his Donald Trump jokes. But not everyone was laughing.

On his "Weekend Update" segment, Che had some choice words for the president, critiquing him for his response to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

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"It’s hurricane relief, and people need help. You just did this for white people — twice,” he ranted. "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."

Several Trump supporters didn’t like Che's comments and took to social media to express their displeasure -- using a barrage of racial slurs in the process.

The SNL star took screenshots of the responses and posted many of them on Instagram. He has has since deleted a few. 

In one post, an Instagram user called for him to be fired, while another said he was "worthless." A few others used racial slurs. 

Che didn't appear too affected, however, as he laughed off many of the offensive remarks in the captions.

He even continued to chastise the Trump administration Tuesday when he uploaded a photo of Melania Trump headed to Puerto Rico with the caption, "these expensive, these is red bottoms, these is floody shoes" - a slight revision of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow," where the artist raps "bloody shoes" instead of "floody shoes."

The post was removed Wednesday afternoon.

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