Remember that image and video of Donald Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico?
He is now explaining why he did it..
…..Presidents just want to have fun..
In a wide-ranging interview with Mike Huckabee that aired Saturday on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Mr. Trump recalled throwing paper towels and other goods into a crowd of citizens in need of supplies.
“I mean, one example, they had these beautiful soft towels, very good towels, and I came in and there was a crowd of a lot of people and they were screaming and they were loving everything.”
He added, “I was having fun, they were having fun, they said ‘throw them to me, throw them to me, Mr. President,’ and so I’m doing some of them, so the next day they said, ‘oh it was so disrespectful to the people.’ It was just a made-up thing and also when they had, when I walked in the cheering was incredible.”
Mr. Trump said the cheering from the crowd was “deafening” but called negative reports of his trip “horrible unfair publicity”, even taking credit with coining the term “fake news.”
“I don’t mind look if it’s fair, if I do something wrong, treat me badly but when we’re doing good, it should be fair. The media is really, the word I think, one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is fake.”
He added, “I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years but I’ve never noticed it and it’s a shame and they really hurt the country,” saying that negative news reports “take away the sprit” of the country.