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TV show The Simpson’s has a message to Puerto Rican Mayor

TV show The Simpson’s has a message to Puerto Rican Mayor
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In a short web episode, The Simpson’s character Moe has announced that The Simspon’s viewers have raised US$ 25 000 (€ 21 500) to help with Puerto Rico’s recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Springfield’s favourite bartender also fired an indirect hint at US President Donald Trump.

In a reference to Trump’s visit to the island, when he tossed paper towels at hurricane victims, Moe said he knows how it feels when “when somebody comes and throws paper towels at you”.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has responded to the address on Twitter, thanking the show for the support.

In the past, Cruz criticized the Trump administration over its hurricane recovery efforts.

“We have no time for patience anymore. So I’m asking the President of the United States to make sure somebody is in charge, that is up to the task of saving lives,” she told reporters.

The mayor’s appeal sparked an intense pouring of angry tweets from the US President.

The Simpson’s first urged aid for Puerto Rico during its 29th season premiere. The episode ended with a still frame of the Simpson’s family holding the Puerto Rican flag.