Trump lobbed paper towels into a crowd at a church in Puerto Rico Tuesday where he was meeting with Hurricane Maria survivors.
Photos and pool reports documented his visit at the Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, at an event for those impacted by the destructive hurricane last month. Trump was handing out supplies as part of a one-day visit to the island to survey hurricane damage.
The weird moment where he took a basketball stance and threw the rolls into the crowd had a lot of viewers at home scratching their heads.
THIS ISN’T A GIVEAWAY YOU’RE NOT OPRAH THESE ARE ESSENTIAL ITEMS THESE PEOPLE NEED TO SURVIVE https://t.co/dTSReZykwe
— marcos j. pumpkins🎃 (@unclesahm) October 3, 2017
This is the day Trump threw paper towel rolls at natural disaster victims https://t.co/90nRGB9TW2
— ystriya (@ystriya) October 3, 2017
Earlier Tuesday, Trump gave a briefing where he said a bunch of inappropriate things like comparing the death count from Hurricane Maria to Hurricane Katrina and indicating Puerto Rico’s wasn’t a “real catastrophe.” He also appeared to deried he devastated island for throwing off the budget in a strange attempt at a joke.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) October 3, 2017
Trump in Puerto Rico
—Diminished storm’s impact
—Taunted island’s bankruptcy
—Ignored San Juan mayor
—Basketball shot paper towels to crowd
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) October 3, 2017
Talking to a family of storm victims in Puerto Rico, Trump said: “We’re going to help you out. Have a good time.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 3, 2017