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Trump’s Puerto Rican paper towel toss becomes an instant meme

That's... one way to hand out emergency supplies.

 

Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Oct 3, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 3:27 pm CDT

President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This was his chance to show some some compassion to the survivors, especially after tweeting insults about San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz over the weekend. Instead he made a joke about the disaster messing up the government’s budget. And he handed out emergency supplies like he was on a game show.

Here’s Trump tossing paper towel rolls:

https://twitter.com/AlanYuhas/status/915281524819398656

The internet did not think it was a good move.

https://twitter.com/BasedMonitored/status/915284027850002432

https://twitter.com/jayfromtex/status/915295069003042816

https://twitter.com/cher/status/915462440028012545

Trump looked like he was taking a jump shot, which people began to parody. It became an instant meme.

Over on Reddit, a “Photoshop battlebroke out.

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What a collection of photos we’ll have of this presidency by the end of 2017.

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*First Published: Oct 3, 2017, 7:04 pm CDT