Donald Trump's Paper Towel Toss

Donald Trump's Paper Towel Toss

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Updated Oct 04, 2017 at 12:11PM EDT by Don.

Added Oct 04, 2017 at 11:24AM EDT by Don.

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Donald Trump's Paper Towel Toss refers to jokes about footage of the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump throwing out rolls of paper towels to Hurricane Maria victims during his visit to Puerto Rico in early October 2017.


On October 3rd, 2017, Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci photographed Trump shooting rolls of paper towels as if they were basketballs into a crowd hurricane victims in Puerto Rico (shown below).


That day, Wall Street Journal Deputy News Director Tom Namako tweeted the photograph along with a quote describing the event written by BuzzFeed News White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo (shown below).

Tom Namako @TomNamako From @Carrasquillo: "In his best Stephen Curry impersonation, Trump softly shot paper towels into the crowd, which they enjoyed" S: AP くica te

Shortly after, other Twitter users began posting tweets condemning Trump's behavior as disrespectful, including @FullFrontalSamB and @ShaunKing (shown below).

Full Frontal @FullFrontalSamB Republicans: Kneeling for the National Anthem is offensive. Trump: What if I throw paper towels at hurricane survivors Shaun King @ShaunKing This is horrendous. This isn't how you distribute ANYTHING to victims of a natural disaster.

Meanwhile, Redditor RaboKarabek posted the photo of Trump to /r/photoshopbattles,[1] where several users posted photoshopped variations in the comment section (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online reaction to the photograph, including The Daily Dot,[3] UpRoxx[4] and Time.[5]

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