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Trump throws paper towels in PR? You've got to be joking

  1. Credence2 profile image81
    Credence2posted 7 months ago

    No reprieve for you this time, Trump fans. Is he merely mocking the residents of Puerto Rico? Is it a publicity stunt? If it is, it is in poor taste.

    He needs to spend more time and resources with viable Presidential response to this crisis.

    Cmon folks, why do anything so irrationally calloused and stupid? There is something wrong with this guy and instead of blaming the press coverage, he needs to visit a psychiatrist's couch. As usual, he asked for it.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol … 729059001/

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      From your link:

      "...Trump cast rolls of paper towels into the eager arms of delighted Puerto Ricans on Tuesday."

      "At the island's Calvary Chapel, enthusiastic residents reached for the paper towels"

      "...the president was cheered amid signs that read "Proud Americans," "God Bless You Mr. President" and "Let's Make Puerto Rico Great Again."

      It would that there was far more going on than you would have us believe.  Are you ashamed for trying to turn what appears to be a very enthusiastic response into just another negative spin about our President from another disgruntled voter with TDS?

      1. IslandBites profile image87
        IslandBitesposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        A small group selected days before to be there.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          No doubt.  Surely we know that for a fact.  Names, credit card numbers (to buy air flights), voice recordings of hiring them, flight numbers, telephone logs of the conspiracy, etc.  No doubt at all, is there - it is absolute hard, true fact.

          Or, just maybe, it's a gut reaction from Trumpaphobes desperate to discredit anything he does.

          1. IslandBites profile image87
            IslandBitesposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Air flights? Credit cards? SMH

            For someone who knows so much about politics you seem conveniently oblivious when it comes to Trump.

            Btw, I live here in PR so I know what I'm talking about. (And just so you know, it's not a secret yikes yikes yikes )

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Then YOU have those air tickets!  Or, if they were already in PR, at least recordings of them being hired for such an onerous duty, along with their names and such.  Get that proof to the media!

              (When you make conspiracy claims you should be prepared to back them up with something more than "I live here in PR so I know what I'm talking about.")

              1. IslandBites profile image87
                IslandBitesposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                (Do you really think only hired people would show up?)

                Conspiracy? <snipped>

                You can search for Angel Perez interviews about Trump visit if thats a surprise to you. Like I said, thats no secret.

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  No proof, then.  Outrage at being asked for it, yes, but no proof.

                  Good enough - I don't have time for people that make crazy claims but then can't back them up, either.  Saw a claim today that a majority of Muslims approve of homosexuality (got the same response, too - a request for proof) - this isn't much different.

      2. colorfulone profile image85
        colorfuloneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        TDS?  I guess so!
        A sense of humors is better, it is helpful on humors threads like this.

        I take it is a humorous thread.  Cred had to be kidding!
        "You've got to be joking."

      3. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Did you see the TV footage?

  2. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 7 months ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13727962.jpg

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I like that time Obama Kicked A Door Open!  He knew how to leave the stage with class! 
      *   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3SFXQfE4kk

      1. PrettyPanther profile image81
        PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        I know you don't care if what you share is true, but in case anyone out there does, here is a video comparing the fake one with the original. You guessed it, Obama did not kick down the door.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRuyjJxqv8

        1. Aime F profile image84
          Aime Fposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          I automatically assume everything colorfulone links to is a load of cow poo but thanks for clarifying so that anyone not familiar with her can get the picture.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image81
            PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            You're welcome. I used to assume that most people are savvy enough to smell the excrement, but experience has taught me there are a lot of defective noses out there. big_smile

  3. PrettyPanther profile image81
    PrettyPantherposted 7 months ago

    On election day, I echoed many who said "Out with the class; in with the crass."

    He proves it almost every day, as do his supporters.

  4. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 7 months ago

    He looks like he’s tossing t-shirts to kids at a hockey game. Such a weird dude. It’s been painfully obvious for a while now that he struggles with appropriate interactions so it’s not at all surprising. He actually reminds me a lot of my grandpa shortly before he died, I was constantly apologizing to people for his borderline offensive comments and flippant behaviour in serious situations. Except he wasn’t the president, so you know, on a much smaller scale...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly.  I don't blame Trump, I blame the spin doctors who thought that would be an appropriate publicitiy stunt.  How much difference will one roll of paper towel make?   He should've been supervising the distribution of palletloads of something useful.

      But I do blame Trump for his speeches.  How disgraceful, to compare Puerto Rica's hurricane to Katrina and imply that they got off lightly.   And to tell them that they've stuffed up his budget.   And I didn't read about those, I saw the video footage, and I'm appalled at his heartlessness.  I know some have tried to say he was being humorous, but both statements were in really, really bad taste.

      1. GA Anderson profile image80
        GA Andersonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Damn Marisa, you beat me to the punch!

        I wanted to point out that the real dummy was whichever staffer put those paper towels out there for him to throw. Surely reasonable folks aren't going to think Pres. Trump orchestrated that effort. Can you imagine him saying to his staffers - "Hey, put some paper towels out there for me to throw."

        But, but, but, wait... please notice that none of that thought applies to the tone-deafness of him actually throwing the paper towels. An experienced politician would have known better.

        GA

        1. PrettyPanther profile image81
          PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          A normal human being would have known better.

        2. Misfit Chick profile image73
          Misfit Chickposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Totally agree. Sometimes, it really does seem like he has people close to him who are trying to set him up for backlash like this; or they are just plain inexperienced, themselves. If Trump wasn't so damn shallow to begin with, he could see how silly stuff like this makes him look. He probably shouldn't have surrounded himself with so many friends & family; and concentrated more on experience - since he didn't have much. It would have been a good idea.

          1. Credence2 profile image81
            Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Neither am I a politician, but who does he surround himself with that allows him to embarrass himself like this? If Trump does not have the judgement to make a simple discernment in basic common sense, then may heaven help us survive the remainder of his term. If I were Trump, I would begin with a clean sweep of his current entourage.

            An adolescent could do better!!

            1. colorfulone profile image85
              colorfuloneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              That's for sure.  Case in point, ... Cred.

      2. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        "He should've been supervising the distribution of palletloads of something useful."

        Marisa, that is not the task of top management, whether government or private industry.  Trump's job is to provide money and manpower, not to be on the docks playing foreman of the work crew.  It isn't even his job to determine how many bottles of water or gallons of gas are shipped, no matter how much he's blamed for not shipping the "right" materials.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Of course I didn't mean he'd REALLY be managing the distribution!! What I meant was, how unpresidential is it to chuck paper towels at people?   How pathetic does it look?  Surely his team could have come up with something that made him look less ineffectual.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image81
            PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            I have a feeling that any photo op that doesn't include a muzzle is a potential land mine for this president. big_smile

          2. Live to Learn profile image80
            Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            It never ceases to amaze me the hoops we need to scramble to jump to complain about Trump.  Although I agree with PP's sentiment concerning our 'foot in mouth' commander in chief the left is doing a grand job of obfuscating their legitimate opposition to this man by complaining about the silliest and most mundane things. Complaining that  the man 'chucked paper towels' during the distribution of needed supplies to hurricane victims is about as nonsensical as the explanation why a librarian was justified in being offended by a gift of books from Melania Trump.

            How does anyone honestly expect an adult to be offended by a guy 'chucking paper towels' to a crowd of people who need the paper towels?

            1. PrettyPanther profile image81
              PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              So you're not offended? That's fine. We already know the minimum standard for human decency  in a presidential candidate is abysmally low for a Trump voter.

              We should not be surprised that they are not offended by pretty much anything he does as President.

              1. wilderness profile image97
                wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Truthfully, in the videos I saw of the event the audience didn't seem offended either...  Only the liberals with TDS, back in the states, have claimed offense - seems their ability to empathize with others and look beyond surface impressions their own emotions create is abysmally low.

              2. Live to Learn profile image80
                Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Offended that the guy was passing out paper towels in a manner you found offensive? Should I be? I'm having difficulty finding rhyme or reason from the left these days. Sorry.

  5. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 7 months ago

    I'm glad our President is NOT a stupid politician.
    Notice the optics, optics are important.
    Duh.. Mayor NASTY!

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13728318.jpg
    A self fulfilling prophesy...right there.
    Liberalism disorder much?  TDS?

  6. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 7 months ago

    I still can't believe my fellow citizens put him in this position.  What did they expect?

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      What did they expect? A political future free of Hillary was enough for me. I just saw the latest Hillary excuses. Said women who didn't vote for her disrespected themselves. Just forget that the woman attempted to play the minority card to garner votes and is po'ed that it didn't work for her.

      I'm afraid the fact that the left takes no responsibility for the outcome of the election is mind boggling.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        +1
        It never was about getting Trump in the white house: it was about keeping that woman out of it.  And, for lots of people, making a statement that we're tired of the "same old, same old" in our government.  He really did hit a nerve with "clean up the swamp", for that's exactly how a very large number of people see that city.

        1. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          I'm afraid he is proving himself to be a swamp rat himself. Or so it appears to me. But, all things considered, I believe he is less of a dangerous rat than Hillary would have proven to be.

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, but the hope was the he wouldn't be.  To think that Clinton wouldn't be is incomprehensible.  Absolutely he's less dangerous that she would have proven to be - there is no comparison.

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              I agree. I will say that I had no expectations of Trump cleaning up any swamp since I feel he has benefited from a lop sided system as much as any politician has.

              1. wilderness profile image97
                wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                A different system, but yes.  Personally my hopes for cleaning it up are based more on the clear statement made by voters than anything Trump can do.  Likely a forlorn hope, but perhaps repeated messages can help.

                1. Live to Learn profile image80
                  Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  No. I wholeheartedly agree. We are seeing that the system cannot be fixed from the inside.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image81
                    PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                    The only way the system will be fixed is from the inside. We must get money out of politics and we must be educated, well informed voters. We are failing on both counts.

          2. PrettyPanther profile image81
            PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            You all fell for the long con and no one was more surprised than the,con man himself.  He just wanted a little money and more fame, but he got the presidency,  too

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Well that's priceless since I think the Democratic party faithful have fallen for the longest con in history.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image81
                PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Lol, I am sure you do.

                1. Live to Learn profile image80
                  Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  Of course I do.  And I will say that this 'not my fault, not my problem' attitude is getting old. This is our country but, hey, don't take any responsibility and don't find common ground to create solutions. It's so much easier to not do anything but complain about things.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image81
                    PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                    Not do anything? I am politically active. I pick up the phone, go door to door, attend meetings. I serve on the planning commission.  I even ran for office. Why do you assume I do nothing but complain?

                    And here you are complaining that Hillary voters should take responsibility for the dumbass president. All you have to do is admit he was your choice and leave it at that, but you always try to shift responsibility to those who didn't even vote for him. His current behavior is just a continuation of the character he has always displayed. That is why it is not surprising that Trump voters are rarely offended by anything he does. You already showed you have a low standard for presidential conduct by voting for him in the first place.

      2. PrettyPanther profile image81
        PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, because somehow we are more responsible  for Trump being elected than those who took their pen and placed a mark beside Trump's name.

        Hilarious!

        1. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          PP, can you at the least admit that the candidate the DNC put forth (and the manner in which it was done) was so unpalatable to so many people as to help get Trump elected?

          1. PrettyPanther profile image81
            PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            I have stated multiple times Bernie was a better choice,  but I can guarantee you had she won I would have taken responsibility for the fact that she was elected by my vote and the votes of every Hillary  voter.

            It is beyond absurd to blame anyone else but Trump voters for the fact that he was elected president.

            Even if it turns out you were influenced by Russian fake news, you can only blame yourself for the choice you made.

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Actually, had Hillary won I would have expected those who put Trump as the Republican candidate to take some responsibility for allowing a schmuck to be the Republican candidate.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image81
                PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Yes, responsibility for a lousy candidate, but not responsibility for the election of the other candidate.

                1. Live to Learn profile image80
                  Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  LOL. The two go hand in hand. When given an either or choice you do take some responsibility for making one of those choices unpalatable.

                  But hey. 'Not me, not me' is the mantra of the left. I get it.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image81
                    PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                    You're the one refusing to take full responsibility for your vote.

  7. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 7 months ago

    Trump almost threw cans of chicken at hurricane victims.

    After passing out bags of rice and hurling paper towels, Trump "contemplated" adding the cans of chicken into his hurling arsenal. The crowd, the Post noted, "gently told him no."

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13731587.jpg

    1. PrettyPanther profile image81
      PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      He is such a doofus.

  8. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 7 months ago

    It is truly more and more difficult to 'stand by your vote' for 'Ol Bone Spurs.

    Is it that certain voters will never admit that they could possibly have made a mistake? Dealing with people who will never admit they are wrong  .. and then blame others! Sounds a lot like Donnie. So perhaps the Drumpf voters saw a bit of themselves in General Incompetence?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pow … 171fcdd678

    1) Trump is unserious about passing legislation.

    2) Trump has alienated several Senate Republicans that he needs more than they need him.

    3) Trump cares more about showmanship than statesmanship.

    4) Trump still does not understand how government works.

    5) The president’s credibility is shot in Washington.




    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13733671.jpg

 
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