The mainstream media will take any opportunity to prove its theory that Trump is a sadistic madman.
But in the absence of the President actually *doing* anything like an evil dictator would, petty and indignant lefties are down to turning stupid, trivial things into fake “scandals.”
Like tossing rolls of paper towels.
An eyewitness who worked with Trump to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico is saying that the story of Trump “heartlessly” tossing paper towels is Fake News, and that the POTUS simply didn’t want needy citizens in the back of the room to feel left-out.
The account as published on NewsBusters:
I have never received more insults in my life, all for simply participating as a volunteer in President Trump’s visit with Hurricane María victims seeking supplies at Calvary Chapel in Puerto Rico.
As a result of all the distorted portrayals and misinformation that have been spread about what the President did during his October 3 visit, I have decided to offer this firsthand account, which I trust will reach those who criticized without knowing all the facts, along with those who deliberately decided to present just one brief scene from the event in order to justify their hatred and political opposition against Donald Trump.
The media that failed to accurately report on the distribution of water, food and other supplies to 300 hurricane victims during the President’s visit are guilty of crass dishonesty and manipulation. Their purpose was obviously to inflame public opinion against the President, which in turn fomented the resulting insults from individuals who believed the false and deliberately incomplete reports.
To set the record straight: most of the President’s visit to Calvary Chapel was taken up with talking and taking pictures with the people near the tables of supplies, and then handing out those supplies. Near the end of the visit, after spending several minutes handing out supplies such as canned chicken, flashlights, rice and water, he spent about 30 seconds tossing rolls of paper towels to people further back in the crowd who were not able to move toward the front where he was handing things out.
The reality is that the President’s towel throwing took place because he saw how there were a lot of people behind those in the first few rows, who couldn’t reach him to receive anything. The President wanted to include them, since the activity was to distribute supplies. He wasn’t going to toss over to them bottles of water or canned food, which could hurt somebody, but rolls of paper towels, which wouldn’t hurt anybody.
Though it was portrayed as an act of disdain or contempt for the people, it was actually an act of frustration, due to the disorganization of the event. He wanted to reach as many as possible with the supplies, but wasn’t properly positioned to do so. From my vantage point at the event, I took photos of him in which he is clearly frustrated with the set-up of the activity.
It became what President Trump calls “Fake News.” And I’m sorry to say, in this case I agree with the President. The deliberately distorted portrayal of his visit to Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico was the definition of #FakeNews. I was there, and I can attest to the fact that instead of covering the entirety of the President’s visit honestly, almost all of the media chose to only cover the part of his visit that fit with their desire to present him in the worst possible light.
Though I am criticized for speaking up about this, I am duty-bound to always defend the truth.
Honest voices defend President Trump, while others try to tear him down.
Notice the pattern yet?