President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw paper towels into an audience filled with reporters and people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Shortly after telling the crowd to “have a good time,” the president visited a chapel and picked up solar lights, examined canned food, and tossed some supplies into the audience.
“There’s a lot of love in this room,” Trump said. “Great crowd.”
- REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump’s actions lit up social media.
“KOBE!" (AP photo) pic.twitter.com/dAi1ooCgTi
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) October 3, 2017
nice catch have a good time https://t.co/buQO8JOv81
— Zedward Tweeterhands (@ZeddRebel) October 3, 2017
The president’s actions during his visit to the island have raised eyebrows.
In a meeting with officials, Trump said the number of people who died as a result of the hurricane was far lower than in a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina. He also mentioned Puerto Rico’s budget shortfall.
“I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack, because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico,” Trump said.