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.
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
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
Yes, he really did throw paper towels at the church crowd in PR. (Photos: AP & Reuters) pic.twitter.com/mr9dF5eVBk
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) October 3, 2017
And you get a roll…& you get a roll…& you get a roll.
Ain’t I just the greatest president you have ever seen? https://t.co/gsgz6IPGai
— Steven R. Walker (@Steve_R_Walker) October 3, 2017
Trump legit throwing paper towels into audience in Puerto Rico. This looks like some Hieronymus Bosch or general cray Renaissance painting. pic.twitter.com/8bMW40v05b
— Newey (@reptarbarred) October 3, 2017
Trump: great crowd today, fantastic. now raise those hands if you want paper towels!
Staffer: uh we should probably hand them out sir
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) October 3, 2017
Republicans: Kneeling for the National Anthem is offensive.
Trump: What if I throw paper towels at hurricane survivors? pic.twitter.com/p8aofglDIc
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) October 3, 2017
-Told PR to be proud “only” 16 dead
-Complained bout recovery cost
-Shot paper towels into crowd
-Told victim to “have a good time”
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 3, 2017