President 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.
The president is throwing paper towel rolls into the crowd in Puerto Rico like a t-shirt cannon at a sporting event. 2017, man.
— Katie Leach (@KatieMLeach) October 3, 2017
The White House pool report interjected its own commentary about Trump impersonating Golden State Warrior basketball star (and man who will not be visiting the White House) Steph Curry.
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.
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
Trump did manage to hand out some supplies like a normal person: simply by passing things along to people struck hard by a devastating natural disaster.
But then he reportedly told survivors to “have a good time,” so. We’ll call it a wash.
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