The 5 Most Asinine Moments of Trump's Puerto Rico Trip

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, many of the island's 3.4 million residents are still without power, clean drinking water, or any form of communication. Despite the unthinkable destruction the Category 4 storm inflicted on Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump has spent a great deal of the two weeks criticizing the commonwealth and its leadership, and as a result, nobody really believed that Trump's Oct. 3 trip to tour the island would go swimmingly — but at the same time, nobody really thought it would go quite as badly as it did.

Ahead, we've pulled together five of the most objectively bonkers moments of Trump's one-day trip to Puerto Rico. We've included audio and video where possible in order to show the full extent of the absurdity — and be forewarned that all of this really did happen, despite how much that we wish we were just making it all up.

1. The Paper Towels

Trump has never been one to shy away from doing things that he feels make him look heroic, and as a result, he often does things that are incredibly ill-advised. Case in point: at a food and supply distribution point at a local chapel, Trump took it upon himself to launch rolls of paper towels into the crowd as if they were t-shirts at a concert.

2. The Invisible F-35

Trump showed off the true extent of his love for hyperbole by suggesting, at a military briefing, that one model of the planes used by the Air Force were in fact invisible. Sadly, the planes aren't invisible — though, in fairness, he did get a price break on them earlier this year. It just wasn't the time nor the place to bring that fact up.

3. The Katrina Comparison

Any rational, compassionate person knows that comparing one group dealing with abject strife to another is an inadvisable move — Trump, however, appears not to have gotten the message.

"Sixteen versus in the thousands," Trump said, comparing the death toll in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria to those lives lost during Hurricane Katrina. And even worse, it didn't end there. "You can be very proud of all your people, all of our people working together," he said. "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud."

4. The Worst Way to End a Conversation

"We're going to help you out. Have a good time," Trump says to the victims of Hurricane Maria, individuals who are struggling to make it through each successive day.

5. The Budget

If there's a chance to lay blame, you can bet that the Trump administration is going to take it. In this clip, Trump points to Puerto Rico as the culprit behind the eternally mucked-up American budget. "You have thrown our budget a little out of whack," he says, "because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico, and that's fine."

For what it's worth: what Trump considers to be "a lot" is not nearly enough.