Sunday 22 October 2017

'I was having fun' - Trump breaks his silence after throwing paper towels to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

U.S. President Donald Trump throws rolls of paper towels into a crowd of local residents affected by Hurricane Maria as he visits Calgary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump throws rolls of paper towels into a crowd of local residents affected by Hurricane Maria as he visits Calgary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

US President Donald Trump has broken his silence after he was criticised for throwing out paper towels to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Trump claimed that the Puerto Ricans actually loved it when he lobbed “these beautiful, soft paper towels” into the crowd.

In an interview with Mike Huckabee for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Trump said he’s done a “great job” helping Puerto Rico and he was j"ust having fun".

“There was a crowd of a lot of people and they were screaming and loving everything and I was having fun,” Trump said his visit to San Juan Tuesday.

“They were having fun. They were saying: ‘throw them to me, throw them to me, Mr. President. And so…the next day they said, ‘oh, it was so disrespectful to the people.’ It’s just a made up thing.”

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