House Speaker Paul Ryan said recently that President Donald Trump has “tremendous compassion” when it comes to responding to the hurricane-related challenges facing the country and right on cue, Trump proves him right.
In an interview that aired Saturday night on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the president sat down with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and at one point explained the tossing of paper towels during last week’s visit to Puerto Rico — which sent the left into a frenzy.
Trump tosses paper towels to hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico pic.twitter.com/ACQCaCv7oW
— TIME (@TIME) October 3, 2017
Trump, ever the crowd-pleaser, was just doing what the folks asked him to do.
“They had these beautiful, soft towels. Very good towels,” the president said. “And I came in and there was a crowd of a lot of people. And they were screaming and they were loving everything.”
“I was having fun, they were having fun,” he continued. “They said, ‘Throw ’em to me! Throw ’em to me, Mr. President!’ And so I’m doing [he imitates shooting a basketball] — so the next day they said ‘Oh it was so disrespectful to the people.’ It was just a made-up thing.”
Trump stressed that it was a friendly crowd, saying “when I walked in, the cheering was incredible.”
The president would go on to say the media is “taking away the spirit of the country.”
The full, wide-ranging interview can be seen below: