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Trump Says Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims Were Screaming For “Beautiful, Soft Towels”

President Trump defended his decision to throw paper towels at hurricane victims in Puerto Rico this week, telling former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that the crowd had demanded it.

‘They had these beautiful, soft towels. Very good towels,’ Trump told Huckabee in a sit-down with the ex-governor’s new Trinity Broadcasting Network. ‘And they were screaming and they were loving everything. And I was having fun, they were having fun. They said, “Throw ’em to me! Throw ’em to me, Mr. President!”‘

Trump said any criticism he received for being ‘disrespectful’ was ‘just a made up thing,’ attempting to again label negative coverage of his moves ‘fake news.’

‘The media is really, the word, I think one of the greatest of all times I’ve come up with is fake,’ Trump said, crediting himself with inventing either the word or the term.

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The word has been around since the end of the 19th century, while even ‘fake news’ was referenced in newspapers in the 1890s, according to CNN.

That was news to Trump.

‘Guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I’ve never noticed it,’ the president said.

On Tuesday, Trump took his first trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Prior to the trip, Trump made headlines by publicly battling with the mayor of San Juan, who he suggested was calling attention and being ‘nasty’ about the problematic recovery efforts because she planned to run for governor of the U.S. territory in 2020.

However, on the day of the trip, Trump’s beef with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was overshadowed by his antics at the hurricane relief distribution center in San Juan, as he joyfully tossed paper towel rolls around the room.

Widely considered tone deaf, Cruz, for her own part, deemed the moment ‘terrible and abominable.’

Trump suggested the locals loved what he did, a fact covered up by the mainstream media.

‘They were screaming and they were loving everything,’ Trump told Huckabee of the crowd.

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