Trump Launches Paper Towels Into Crowd of Puerto Rican Hurricane Victims

President Donald Trump has had a busy day in his visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — he’s told the governor they are lucky the island didn’t experience a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina, he’s reprimanded the island territory for hurting the U.S. “budget,” and now he’s launched paper towels into a crowd of storm victims.

In a video of Trump at a hurricane relief center, he can be seen shooting rolls of paper towels like basketballs into a crowd of raised-hands. It is akin to watching a high school student crumble up a page of poorly written notes to toss into the nearest trash bin — while yelling “Kobe!” of course.

Given that Trump chose today — a day dedicated to serving victims of a vicious hurricane — to show off his best shooting form, it seems like an appropriate time to bring back a very hot-take on his athletic ability:

It’s safe to say that Trump does not “perfect NBA shot form,” but he certainly picked an interesting time to work on his free throw attempts.

The president arrived in Puerto Rico earlier today, which makes his first visit to the US territory almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall and devastated the island — leaving countless Americans without electricity, shelter, and water. While speaking with the governor of Puerto Rico, Trump downplayed the disaster by saying “[it’s not] a real catastrophe like Katrina.” He also joked about the storm’s cost to the island, saying, “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack,” he said.

Watch the above via El Nuevo Día.

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