Trump Tosses Paper Towels At Puerto Ricans [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

President Trump employed an unusual method of distributing supplies to hurricane survivors during his visit to a church in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, at one point tossing paper towels into the crowd.

Trump entered Calvary Chapel to cheers from the crowd. Signs in the room read “Let’s Make Puerto Rico Great Again” and “God bless You Mr. President,” according to a pool report. Trump stood behind a table covered in supplies for the victims while a crowd gathered in front.

“There’s a lot of love in this room, a lot of love,” Trump said. He then handed some packages of rice out to the crowd, before picking up packaged rolls of paper towels and throwing them into the crowd as if they were basketballs.

  • bkmn
  • Treant

    I’m guessing they picked this crowd very carefully, including installed cerebral control devices.

    Because frankly, a random crowd would have torn him to pieces.

    My husband and I have already decided. Thanksgiving is at a fairly right-winged cousin’s house. If he or his one conservative daughter (the other three kids and the wife are great) make one comment about Trump that’s derogatory to the left, or she comments that we’re not married “in the eyes of God,” we’re leaving. Not a word will be spoken; we’ll excuse ourselves as if we’re getting air and leave.

    • jerry

      Carefully picked crowd: The “cheers from the crowd” and the pro-Trump signs obviously give that away.

    • PickyPecker

      As usual, we are having a nice quiet dinner at home. Invinting the in-laws over (lovely people). Will be a ‘be comfy – wear your sweats’ type of afternoon and we’ll listen to music and perhaps pull out a board game.
      I’ve given up trying to associate with most of my family. Is just not worth it.

      • High-five! We’re going to visit my wife’s parents. My father-in-law and my wife will watch football, and I’ll help my mother-in-law with the cooking and such. That makes for a good Thanksgiving. ^_^

      • GayOldLady

        Sounds lovely.

    • Ninja0980

      Did that once at my far right aunt and uncle’s place.
      They spewed the anti-gay crap, the hubby and I got up and left and didn’t look back.
      As it stands, most of our family and our in-laws are good people so we actually look forward to the holidays.

    • Gah. I went to a wedding for one of my cousins last month, and I got some nonsense from my one of my aunts. She asked me why my “American friend” didn’t come with me. When I corrected her that she was talking about my wife, not my “friend”, I got a skeptical look and a scoff in return.

      I’m with you. Don’t wanna deal with that sort of stuff.

      • stuckinthewoods

        If she examined her attitude your aunt shouldn’t have wondered why your wife didn’t go there with you.

    • Luddite

      and NEVER go back.

    • David Walker

      That’s a decision I don’t have to make. The Family doesn’t invite me to any of their events. I will say that my sister and I do have lunch from time to time, but her husband (a fundamentalist preacher wannabe) and her kids (2 of whom are “Liberty” “University” graduates) don’t ask to come with her. Gee. I wonder why.

      For a while I wondered if it was because of Jack, that two fags in a godly house was too much to handle for them. But Jack died summer 2016 and, as I say, aside from sister, nary a peep.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Are these people you’d willingly spend time with if not related?

        • David Walker

          Except for my sister, no. She and I have always had a bond, though, and I cherish our time together. She and I are the last of our generation. Her husband and their kids are beyond any concern.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I would have a list of bullshit this ass has done and his administration. I would pull it out and drop it on the table as I left.

      • Treant

        I’m not entirely sure he can read.

        His daughter probably can, but she’s just been fired from her umpteenth job and is “finally ready to look again and please send any open positions,” which she’ll apply for “after prayer to determine if this is God’s will.”

    • fahvel

      I’m looking at the same scenario – thinking I just might not go.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    God I hate him.

  • matrem

    “So ingrateful.” – Donald Trump

  • Rex

    With all the shit he spews he should have been tossing TP.

    • Rolf

      And they should have been throwing Immodium back at him.

      • Rex

        Taped to a brick.

  • PickyPecker
  • William

    At least he wasn’t throwing canned hams.

    • UrsusArctos

      or turkeys ( frozen OR alive )

    • PickyPecker
      • William

        Oh the humanity!

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        See dude in the yellow plaid shirt? Tight jeans, black belt, mane of hair? Yea, I always thought he was cute.

        That’s all. Carry on.

        • PickyPecker

          Gary Sandy. Yeah, he always showed great bulge.

        • Dagoril

          Back off bitch, he’s mine! 😉

        • Daveed_WOW

          He was my role model.

        • Lizard

          Omg…look at all that gorgeous blond hair…

          *clears throat*

    • Rex

      He can’t lift anything heavier than a golf ball.

    • LaChatSayWha

      Can’t lift them. No stamina.

      • clay

        SAD!

  • Rex

    I know I think this about ten times a day – but, can you imagine if Obama had done that?

    • Adam King

      I can’t imagine a compassionate gentleman like Obama ever doing anything even half that stupid.

  • Rex

    Too bad the crowd didn’t return fire.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • worstcultever

      oops, beat me to it 🙂

      • Harveyrabbit

        Same here.

    • Dagoril

      Bye Maudie!

  • Publius

    He’s like a Rick and Morty character, except this is real life, it’s not funny, and we’re all fucked.

  • Adam King

    What’ll be do next–drop frozen turkeys out of a helicopter down onto a crowd?

    • Daveed_WOW

      Live turkeys would be better
      https://youtu.be/lf3mgmEdfwg

      • coram nobis

        Oh, the humanity.

      • Hank

        This is one of the funniest scenes, that I have ever watched on TV!!!

      • Adam King

        I don’t know why I put “frozen” in there. Brain fart. Stepped on my own joke.

    • Pollos Hermanos

      The turkeys are hitting the ground like bags of wet cement!

    • LaChatSayWha

      His assholity is so monumental that it often obscures his staff’s utter ineptitude in situations such as this. Here’s how I’m guessing this went down, & I bet someone actually did consider frozen turkeys…

      “Let’s get a great photo-op of Dolt45 handing out supplies.”
      “Awesome. Food? Bottled water?”
      “Perfect! He can toss it out to the crowd, it’ll make him look active.”
      “He might not be able to throw anything as heavy as a bottle of water. And what if he hits people in the head.”
      “Bad optics?”
      “And he might laugh…”
      [pause]
      “What can he manage to throw that wont also generate pictures of bloody head wounds?”
      “There’s extra toilet paper…”
      “And give him some paper towels too, so the obvious association won’t be so obvious.”

    • trouble94114

      Live ones. If you’re going to eff up, you might as well do it right

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Tossing cheap junk into a crowd of desperate people makes him feel like a big man. Like John D. Rockefeller tossing dimes to poor children.

  • Bluto
    • coram nobis

      Well, he didn’t throw coat hangers into the crowd.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Or cases of Pepsi.

      • Harley

        No. He’s too prolife to hand out abortion devices.

    • Daveed_WOW

      I miss turban/scarf bouffants.

  • worstcultever

    Surprised it wasn’t a t-shirt cannon with maga hats

    • William

      Those things cost $40.00 a pop. Trump won’t get rich giving them away!

      • jerry

        Especially since that’s what’s funding his legal defense.

        • William

          And Junior’s!

      • Mark Née Fuzz

        Is he holding their passports pending reimbursement for the supplies?

  • JWC

    Just when you think he will show social decorum he falls a notch lower

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Really? You really thought that?

  • Ninja0980

    Have I mentioned how much I loathe this asshole?

  • Daveed_WOW

    I hate to say it, but everyone who showed up to cheer him deserves all the respect and generosity that he gave them.

    Bless their hearts.

    And bless his heart too.
    Twice on Sundays.

    And bless the heart of the horse he rode in on.

    And bless his mother’s heart too.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      May they enjoy their paper towels.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Fuck him. Fuck those who cheered. Fuck his horse. Fuck his mother.

      • Daveed_WOW

        I’m at work, so….

        • Mark Née Fuzz

          So “bless their heart” is a SFW way of saying “fuck them”.

          • Daveed_WOW

            Bless Melania’s heart too. And those kids. And the son-in-law. Bless his heart in particular.

          • Mark Née Fuzz

            Jared will be “blessed,” repeatedly, in both the throat and the ass, during the course of his prison stay.

          • Daveed_WOW

            Dude!

      • Kelly Lape

        thank you for translating, but we all understood Daveed_WOW. You’re cute though.

    • worstcultever

      They probably got paid, or at least bribed

      Or maybe there really are 100 actual Fox News deplorables on PR

      • jerry

        Probably were flown in prior to the show.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    That’s it! Fight for it! Fight for it, you lazy Mexicans!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    He treated it like a game, like he was shooting hoops.

    • PickyPecker

      It’s the only way his handlers could get him to pay attention longer than 5 minutes.

      • worstcultever

        Try 5 seconds. He’s a fucking two-year-old.

    • GanymedeRenard

      More like a raffle.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I want to know who that small, select group of Puerto Ricans was. Did they have to pledge their adoration to Trump before being allowed in the room?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I’m sure they were screened, just like attendees at any of his other rallies.

      • LaChatSayWha

        Screened and paid off, per as usual. No one in PR would have seen their usual craigslist ad since there’s no access. I wonder if they flew in some of their own supporters.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Good.point.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      A shower, a hot lunch, and some fresh water is probably the going price.

      • bambinoitaliano

        And I won’t fault them in that situation.

    • Rex

      Extreme vetting. You betcha.

    • trouble94114

      They came in on the advance plane… We should check with the Screen Actor’s Guild. Though they probably weren’t getting paid scale. They’ll head back to the mainland shortly after AF1 takes off for Las Vegas

      (Same play, different actors for Las Vegas… just don’t know what DJT will be tossing to the assembled “crowd” )

    • Paul

      I think they were some of those crisis actors that Soros keeps locked up in a cage.

      Alex Jones said so, so it must be true.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Great photo op. Not a terribly meaningful gesture for someone in a high level position.

  • worstcultever

    My hatred runneth over

  • Lazycrockett

    “Dance my pretties, Dance for me.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Hey, look! Jumping Beaners!”

      • Silver Badger

        Perhaps a bit too far, dear.

  • Leo
    • Lazycrockett
      • Leo

        And her family scoffs when she’s booed at Pride. She better not show her face again.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “So uncivil! [To aide] Have them killed.”

      • safari

        They claim it had nothing to do with same sex relationships. The claim is that it violated the US’s right to execute people.

        • The_Wretched

          We sided with the Saudis.

        • Silver Badger

          They lie.

      • safari

        For the vulgar like me, here’s this version
        https://twitter.com/Wonkette/status/915315538242523136

        • Tomcat

          We use to say grease yourself when we were in public so we would not get in trouble.

      • Tomcat

        Trying hard to live up to the Human Rights China and Saudi Arabia is known for.

  • Rex

    Trump scolded PR for their lack of response, and creating more debt, lied about his relief efforts, made sure they praised him, told those who lost everything to “have a good time” and threw supplies to a crowd. All in all a worthwhile trip.

    • clay

      That works almost as well if one reads “PR” as “Public Relations”.

  • ByronK

    Yes, Trump is a tosser. Most definitely.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He’s been tossing Putin’s salad for years.

  • barrixines
    • worstcultever

      actually lol’d – the guy is too funny

    • TuuxKabin

      Buenos guapo. A reminder.

      Wed, Nov 1 Barcelona, Spain – Jamboree Jazz – GET TICKETS – SHARE

      Fri, Nov 3 – Balenyà, BCN, Spain – Teatre L’Ateneu, – SHARE

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8RaAmQvJA

      • barrixines

        Good morning handsome!

        Currently waiting to hear more about one of my guests that week who has just had a minor stroke. Obviously the trip is going to be cancelled but I just want to know for certain.

        I went to some fantastic concerts during La Mercè including Rosalía, “la Patti Smith de los tablaos.”
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfDEEyg3AdA

        • TuuxKabin

          Ah, jeeze. We’re at the age when friends start having strokes and/or other ‘incidents.’ I’m sorry to read that. I remember one of the first markers of our maturing was when our parents started dying. I was already old when mine died, but a landmark none the less.

          Rosalia – De Plata’ video: “The uploader has not made this video available in your countree.”

          I’ll see what I can do via youtube, but first errands while it’s early enough to beat the mob.

          We saw Ike & Tina Turner – could it have been in el teatro de Gaudi, or my wishful thinking? – early 70’s. I remember it was just a short walk, beneath the arch, from Placa Real. Into el barrio gotico, and los caracoles, continued off to the left and an incredible ornate theatre. The hash I’m sure had nothing to do with this memory.

          Bueno, entonces. I hope your friend has a strong recovery. Sigh. And you continue on a rip of good concerts. So good for the soul.

          Hasta la chico.

        • TuuxKabin

          We created a VPN, the ‘hide.me.’ link.
          She’s fantastic. I recognized L.A. right off.
          Must find more of her. Thanks again.

          • barrixines

            My pleasure as always.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I just….

    no words…

    I’m done.

  • ByronK

    After they ran out of paper towels, “Hey ladies! I’ve got tampons but you’re gonna have to bark for them. Let me hear you bark! Who’s bleeding out of their wherever? Come on, let me hear you! Bark! Bark!”

  • Leo
    • The_Wretched

      What did they think would happen if you gave out guns like candy at Halloween?

    • Tomcat

      Of course he planned it in September, how could he get everything he used in two days of October?

      • safari

        Amazon Prime?

        • Tomcat

          REICH, forgot about Amazon Prime.

          • Tomcat

            I don’t have Amazon Prime so I had to quit ordering from Amazon because to get you to buy Prime they slow ship your product and I don’t want any ponys hurt delivering the packages.

  • Halou

    Everybody, please form an orderly queue and wait your tu- … get hit, literally, in the face by the precedent’s vanity.

  • The_Wretched

    It’s amazing he’s not assaulted or mass booed by the crowd.

    • GayOldLady

      These are the religiousnuts who support him no matter what he says or does.

      • Silver Badger

        I was wondering why he wasn’t lynched on the spot.

        • Tomcat

          Two reasons, they need the help and some are just suckups to rich people.

    • Halou

      Judging by the signs that were being waved I’d imagine they were all vetted beforehand, or invitations to attend were only given to certified Trumpanzees. They would cheer him on if he started shooting people on 5th avenue.

      • jerry

        And being PR in the midst of a disaster, I think they were probably flown in by the idiot’s people.

  • Lizard

    This is literally the easiest presidential task he will ever be given. Stand behind the table. Hand supplies to the desperate people. Possibly shake some hands.

    And he fucked it up.

    Unbelievable.

    • clay

      It’s not all just a game?

      • Gerry Fisher

        This was my thought. He’s treating it like a game. Fun, fun, FUN! (For *him*!)

    • LaChatSayWha

      What makes it even worse is that this is the second or third time with this same script. They royally fucked update the last photo op of him giving away relief supplies. In Houston he was presented a plastic tub of dehydrated food to load into a minivan (It was obviously empty. This old codger can’t lift a 15lb. bucket of food above the level of his fat ass.)

      He walked up to the driver’s window and shoved the thing at the driver, oblivious to the facts that (a) supplies go in the back, moron, where the trunk lid is standing open, and the guy’s standing there waiting for you, (b) the bucket won’t fit in the window, dumbass, & (c) the driver has nowhere to put the thing, asshole.

      He’s a failure in every conceivable way.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/PittsburghPG/status/915307960536109059
    O/T another Family Values Republican/pro life hack being shown to be a hypocrite.
    Fancy that.

    • worstcultever

      Our nation has reached Peak Abusive Asshole

    • Tomcat

      And that surprises WHO?

  • Gigi

    “I prefer disaster survivors who don’t drop stuff that I throw at them.” — DJT

    • bambinoitaliano

      He was lucky the Puerto Ricans are in no position to rain their shoes on that asshole.

      • Halou

        He will be long gone by the time power gets restored and Puerto Ricans catch up on the news.

    • Tomcat

      And I prefer disaster survivors that don’t suck up to the clown president just to get along with him. Too much like Hitler.

  • Leo
    • The_Wretched

      Has there been a single data breach that wasn’t much bigger or frequent than was admitted to?

      • Annerdr

        Having been the risk manager working on reporting a data breach to the government, I can tell you I had to correct the size in every single conversation I had with higher ups, even though the numbers never changed. They always remembered it as less and were shocked anew every day. That sort of environment put pressure on me to minimize it. Fortunately, I did not, because we were open and transparent enough that we stayed out of trouble with the government.

    • Tomcat

      Since they did not bother to tell anyone for months, the damage was done by time they were notified.

    • safari

      [4 years later]

    • Karl Dubhe

      Hmmm, I wonder if they can get the password for that old account for me…

      nah.

  • JohnJay

    This reminds me of a scene from Evita.

    • jerry

      “…think of all the people guaranteed a good time now…”

      • JohnJay

        “… you can tell you’ve done well by the happy, grateful looks.”

        • jerry

          “…write your name and your dream on a card or a pad or a ticket; throw it high in the air and should our lady pick it…”

  • MonochromeMouse

    He treats doing his goddamn job like it’s a publicity stunt. He is the poster pig for white privilege. When his fat old ass finally drops dead of a heart attack or stroke I can’t wait to go and desecrate his fucking grave.

  • Joe in PA

    I’ve been staying away from the computer today…can’t cope. But I will share this beautiful piece of music. Hubby is learning this and I heard him playing it early this morning as I was reading more shit about all the dead. Just let it waft over you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z82w0l6kwE

    • worstcultever

      I used to play this! Thx!

      • Joe in PA

        I feel like I’m channeling my inner-BillBear…when hubs heard the music on this computer, he said “I’ve got a better one”. So here is another version, and the dress is to-die for. 🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHlfNYY1YIY

  • Dagoril

    Instead of my usual swearing, I’ll translate my feelings into Southern 🙂

    “That fool doesn’t have the social graces that God gave a head of cabbage, bless his heart!”

    • djcoastermark

      I love that.

  • Flangle

    He thinks he’s at a promotional event. What a beta.

    • Tomcat

      So, so do they.

    • clay

      He is at a promotional event.
      He doesn’t give a shit about assessing the damage or about improving services.

      • Tomcat

        And they don’t seem to care about anything except they met the stupidest president ever. Hard to feel for them.

  • Tomcat

    Hey if those idiots want to allow him to be the child president, more power to them.
    I now no longer am going to worry about a place where the people want to be abused by this oaf. Sorry Puerto Rico, now I just don’t care anymore until you show you are the grownups.

    • worstcultever

      Wait – it’s only the schmucks in the room – tiny fraction of PR pop

      • Tomcat

        I have seen enough in that room to decide I am no longer worried about Puerto Rico myself. You do what ever you want.

    • GanymedeRenard

      I’m sure you realize this farce happened inside a church (a reduced, secluded space) with fewer than a hundred happy-faced, probably paid token Puerto Ricans willing to let their dignity float in the sewage waters.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Here you go, catch!
    Good job !!
    Now, don’t forget to thank me, ingrates.

  • FAEN

    As Obama would say-“Don’t boo…..VOTE!”

    • Blake J Butler

      We did and she wasn’t enough for a progressive agenda for some to not be spoiled bitches and vote and vote CORRECTLY.

      Impeachment is too nice, the guilottine is more appropriate, make it a public spectacle and give him the ratings he so desperately clings to.

      • FAEN

        To be fair vote correctly is implied but I understand what you’re saying.

      • Bryan

        Little quick though, isn’t it?

  • Megrim Twist

    I need a Canadian husband. Stat. Get me out of here!

    • Karl Dubhe

      Are you rich? 🙂

      • Megrim Twist

        Next.

        • Karl Dubhe

          I only heard one guy yell that out when I worked at a bathhouse. 🙁

          How disappointing.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      You and I both, Patsy!

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Loaves, fish, paper towels — it’s what Jesus would do.

  • Leo

    OT. Not just private e-mail but a private e-mail SERVER.

    Without Steve’s salivating, lock HIM up. Round what, 7? #PagingMueller
    https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/915318295217233920?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    • Joe in PA

      But of course. All the better to permanently delete emails. But his old provider still has backups I presume.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Maybe Russia can hack into the system and get us copies.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • DoctorDJ

    Totally OT, but extremely frustrating… And sorry to clog up Joe’s space…

    Anyone else have Spectrum/TimeWarnerCable as their ISP, and having trouble sending emails? I’m getting really tired of reading “Error talking to SMTP server [421 dnvrco-cmomta02 cmsmtop ESMTP server temporarily…] in my old-faithful Eudora client. A coworker is having the same issue with her Outlook client.

    It’s been going on for almost a week, and while I’ve had some very polite conversations with some lovely ladies in India, I’m still stuck.

    Any thoughts? (No prayers, thank you…)

  • safari

    O/T: The ICE hotline? Yeah, that’s all public, searchable, and contains identifying information. Bonus: It’s not really crimes being reported evidently but pissed off neighbors/ex’s/family who just want to deport their problems.
    https://twitter.com/Wonkette/status/915319333710172161

    • billbear1961

      It’s an evil country, with an EVIL government.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Just to clarify, Wonkette is NOT claiming Mrs Gladys Kravitz of 1163 Morning Glory Circle, Hollywood, CA “is LEGIT dangerous”! (I think)

  • BobSF_94117

    I’m surprised the GOP could find 50 people who wanted to be in a room with him and not cuss him out.

    • clay

      Remember, these people might not have news service, so they don’t know all the shit he’s said and the lack of shit he’s done in the last two, going on three, weeks.

      • BobSF_94117

        No. Look at that “crowd”. Those are all hand-picked Trump supporters.

        • Silver Badger

          Absofuckinglutely. He may be dumb, but he ain’t that dumb.

    • Karl Dubhe

      In exchange for food? I’d do it. 🙁

    • UrsusArctos

      Because: Evangelicals. they’re HIS deplorables.

  • JCF

    Drumpf left PR an hour early (than his stated schedule). Shocking! /s

    • billbear1961

      Ran out of toadies?

    • KarenAtFOH

      People in the room started wiping their ass with the paper towels and threw them back at him.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I came to embarrass the mayor, and toss paper towels.

      And I’m all outta paper towels.

  • DN

    Not mine, but: Elect a clown, expect a circus.

  • safari

    The time is now 5:00 ET. Here is your breaking news
    https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/915318295217233920

    • Tomcat

      But HIS emails?

    • safari

      Honestly, I am not understanding why this is considered breaking news. It is weird, though.

      • billbear1961

        Leo, below, says it’s not just private email but a private SERVER, as well.

  • jimbo65

    When will this nightmare end. I believe the stress over PR and this shit for brains POTUS triggered a health problem I’m currently dealing with

    • Joe in PA

      Perfectly understandable. I had to remove myself for a bit. For me it helps to be among like minded folks. I stay out of any other forums for the most part. Although, when I questioned our congress critter (R) about his upcoming vote on the silencer legislation, some other goon replied: You. Are. Stupid.

      Nice.

      • PickyPecker

        I did that yesterday….unplugged. Got totally overwhelmed by the NV shooting and all the other bad news that seems to grow and grow more each day.
        Was another warm day yesterday, but decided to get some mowing done. Supposed to rain tonite. HA.

        • Joe in PA

          We could use some rain. Seems hard to believe after the rainy summer. We’ve decided to scale WAY back on the vegetable garden next year so I’ve been reversing all the work we put in to create the garden in the first place (70′ by 70′). We had a 4 rail fence that we kept adding wire to to keep out the various critters, unsuccessfully. 🙁 Anyway, that is all down, and the ground prepared for grass seed. Hopefully rain this weekend. xoxo

          • stuckinthewoods

            Hah! If I knew what would happen in time I’d have never wasted effort on most of the garden. Critters are indefatigable, it got too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, and things just…died. Who did we think was going to take care of acres of planting? Would we be young forever? If they lived who did we think was going to eat the fruit from 52 fruit trees? (They died within years.) Ah youth and inexperience. Don’t you wish you’d put all the money you spent in an index fund instead?
            We’d probably do it over.

          • Joe in PA

            LOL! Yup, we’d do it all over again. 🙂 We loved it for a while, and then yes, the novelty wore off (we moved from the city), the work was endless, like you said–you are at mother nature’s whim…and then the critters find out about it. Arrrgh. And also, like you said, what do we do with all this food? We filled the freezer, gave tons of stuff away. But we still have our apple trees and we have to figure out what to do with all those apples. 🙂

          • stuckinthewoods

            For years we gardened without barrier but once the critters realized the salad bar was open we haven’t been able to stop them. Here too, the apple trees are the only ones that lived. Not the plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears, Asian pears, etc. just the apples. We don’t have to figure out what to do with the apples, the deer do. Squirrels knock them down, the deer are attracted, and then we see coyotes and bears.
            But you always remember that one perfect morning in June..before everything f’n died.

      • PickyPecker

        I suppose it doesn’t help me much that I’ve been watching Burns’s Vietnam. Just trying to piece together what I thought I knew as a small child to what actually went on.
        Now I know why Mom&Dad sent us off to bed when the news came on from Saigon.
        What a sad waste.

        • Ernest Endevor

          We watched the first two then the hubby declared that he wouldn’t watch any more. I think I’ll buy it at iTunes. But I got drafted in ’69 so I want to see it. The Marines called encouraging me to join them. I left the country three days before I was due to report.

          • stuckinthewoods

            I watched them all. After the first couple the rest recounted years of politicians knowing the truth but spewing lies. I was struck by the segment on tunnel fighting. As a very small man I knew even then I would be used as a “tunnel rat.” (Draft number wasn’t reached.)
            What I got out of the series was that civil unrest and widespread protest was effective – and should be happening now.
            (((glad you left the country)))

          • marshlc

            “What I got out of the series was that civil unrest and widespread protest was effective – and should be happening now.”

            Yes, this. I’ve been thinking about the sixties and early seventies a lot lately. What really turned things around was when it wasn’t just “hippies” protesting, but grandmothers, teachers, nurses …. people that couldn’t be dismissed as crazy extremists.

          • Ernest Endevor

            But didn’t everyone know it was bullshit at the time and that young men were being sent to their death merely to bolster the election campaigns of old politicians? I was living in NYC and no one I knew thought it was anything but crap. As to civil unrest, seems to me that it was the Democratic party that bore the brunt of it. The one thing learned was never to have a draft again. I was a low number on the 1st draft lottery but it was too late by then. I returned to London but came back to the States, which is where I live.

        • Joe in PA

          I’ve got it all on the DVR but so far I’ve only watched the one-hour preview thingie. I’m a little older so I remember a presentation in high school by a former student that had just returned. Frightening and sad at the same time.

    • kanehau

      I sure hope it isn’t shingles.

  • Luddite

    If this a bad joke, please make it STOP.

    • PickyPecker

      The paper products tossing or the ‘supposed’ presidency in general?

      • billbear1961

        yes

        • GanymedeRenard

          Sorry, Mr. Bear! I posted the exact same answer before scrolling down. Great minds and such. 😉

          • billbear1961

            XO

      • billbear1961

        (xoxo)

        • PickyPecker

          XO, my dear Bear. Hope you and CJ are having a lovely day.

          • billbear1961

            Hope you are, too, sweetie!

      • GanymedeRenard

        Yes.

    • The_Wretched

      The oligarchs (ultra wealthy class) put this asshole in the whitehouse to mock and troll the democracy. See how little we care for the supposed democracy? We can put anyone in charge including a ‘reality TV’ know nothing fake billionaire.

  • Dave B

    Oxfam savages Trump on his “continued failure” to help Puerto Rico

    https://www.salon.com/2017/10/03/oxfam-puerto-rico-trump/

  • SFBruce

    We shouldn’t be so hard on poor little Donnie. Starring in a reality TV show and providing comfort and relief to hurricane victims are pretty much the same, aren’t they?

    • paganguy

      I’m surprised he didn’t just have Survivor or Big Brother-like challenges with paper towels and toilet paper and other necessities as the prizes. The ratings would be YUGE!

  • GanymedeRenard

    Please, please, please, make this stop once and for all!

  • paganguy

    I wonder who stopped him from auctioning them.

  • aagold76 .

    THEY CHEERED HIM??? Were there no protests???? Jesus fucking Christ!!!!

    • Ernest Endevor

      It was a church. They’ll put up with anything.

      • Tor

        Note it was a fundie church, not Roman Catholic, which I’d guess is the majority religion on the island.

        • MBear

          Same shit, different texture

        • Ernest Endevor

          I wondered about that. The Roman Catholics do at least have a proud history of literature and art behind them. Fundies are merely credulous peasants.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Dumpf: You have no electricity or running water. You’re filthy! I am here to help with fresh, clean paper towels!
    You get a roll, and you get a roll, everybody gets a roll!

  • Tomcat

    I NEVER get my wish. I always wish for his plane to go down. There is no god.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The Trumpistas have predictably posted the most vile things possible about Mayor Cruz. Stay classy.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that right-wing news sites wouldn’t take kindly to this if a President Clinton had thrown paper towels.

  • another_steve

    Donald Trump.

    Our national embarrassment.

  • Thorn Spike

    Lord help us all.

  • witch

    Hiding from the real people who would be throwing shit at him

  • Un-fucking-believable to toss supplies at people in need. Demeaning, cruel, and downright elitist.

    • Tor

      All those happy campers.

  • netxtown

    got to hand it to the crowd. they stayed the course. they knew what they needed and they stroked him like a cheap homemade dildo. maybe now the money and relief will come pouring in

  • tim870

    Every single day I wake up hoping somehow (I don’t care how) he died while I was asleep. Instead everyone is. I haven’t been this upset and depressed since 11/9/16. I know I’ll bounce back tomorrow but today is hard and this fuckwit is going out of his to make it worse. Actually he’s coming to Vegas tomorrow so maybe Thursday.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time of it, tim870! I recommend either large quantities of intoxicants, or . . . . Naw, that’s it! 🙂

      • FelineMama

        But, then you get sober & it’s all over again.
        tim870 I hear you! This crazy person dressed in human skin & a suit has got to be removed from MY White House.
        Throwing Paper towels!!! You moral bankrupt, Cold, POS
        That must have set you back, Pretend Preznint, paying for all this grandeur. Prick!!!

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Who says you ever have to get sober? :-]

    • whollyfool

      You’re not alone. 🙁

  • anne marie in philly

    despicable waste of orange DNA!

  • narutomania

    So … I’m guessing that he had to fly these Puerto Rican “supporters” in with him. I mean, cheers?? What the fuckity fuck, Puerto Rico??

  • Phillip in L.A.

    How inefficient!

    Why didn’t they bring one of those cannons used to sling tee-shirts and
    other ‘prizes’ to the folks sitting in the higher rows at stadiums? Certainly there is enough room on Air Force One! Mr Tramp could have then “helped the people of Puerto Rico,” while at the same time, proving his allegiance to the NRA–thus ‘killing two birds with one stone.’
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4875893724370dc09a9af093eaa3818043c820a3b8c90cc81e0d8c9bde08f54.jpg

  • misterjack

    Speaking of paper towels, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea3d68e3839c9e18836b9623ba1aac07ee365110fee6d0e5e5b28b036aa89402.jpg did anyone else have a crush on the Brawny man, growing uo?

    • David Walker

      He accompanied me through a good part of my life…and helped clean up after a good part of my life, too.

    • WhitewaterDave

      Just before they changed to the “more appealing to straight women” man, I bought a roll with the hot mustachio-ed sandy blond for posterity. It’s still right there on my curio shelves… Right next to my red head G.I. Joe from 1967.

  • KaBoomBOX

    I’m sure he thinks of this as redistribution of wealth.

  • boobert

    It’s very sad that people voted for this imbecile !

  • MBear

    god bless trump?
    Make PR great again?

    Fk those people

  • leastyebejudged

    Jesus, if I believed in you, you’d have some ‘splainin’ to do.

  • Lakeview Bob

    It would have been hard to believe this if someone else did it but the Furor. Nope just another day for the clown in chief.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Calvary Chapel is an evangelical “church”. Of course, they would love him.

    • Gianni

      I was wondering why the cheers. This explains it.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Very telling that instead of visiting a Catholic church in a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Trump appeared at a fundamentalist Protestant church.

    • kareemachan

      Hey, we’re talking about drumpster, so….

  • JAKvirginia

    Was it “The Quicker Picker Upper”? Puerto Rico will be dry and clean in no time!

  • greenmanTN

    I’m surprised he didn’t dangle them above the crowd with a fishing pole and make them jump for it.

  • Gianni

    Can he demean the Puerto Ricans more than he has already? I believe so, though how, no one knows. The man is no-class trash!

  • fuzzybits

    No surprise he went to a born again church.

  • Girlgoon

    Been wanting Trump to throw in the towel but not like that.

  • SDG

    What a moron.

  • Dean Cameron

    I prefer the Old-Fashioned Tyrants, who threw gold coins with their own images on them from their chariots.
    These Nouveaux-Riches are going to make Plutocracy unfashionable!

  • andrew

    Trump lacks the human quality of empathy and so he is incapable of connecting with people in distress. This scene is sad because Trump is actually trying to connect with people the way he thinks that normal people do. Unfortunately he is not a normal human being with normal human emotions.