On Thursday, once again, President Donald Trump sought to excuse his administration’s disorganized and tardy response to the disastrous impact Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico by saying that you can’t “drive your trucks” there because it’s an island.
“This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water,” he said during a speech to the American Association of Manufacturers.
Here is Trump on Puerto Rico: "This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water." 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KE0uMOGJZ4
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@_AndreaUrbanFoX) September 29, 2017
Twitter users unleashed on the former reality TV game show host for appearing to still be getting acquainted with the concept of islands and their relationship to “big water.”
"This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water, ocean water." pic.twitter.com/X5nCX56Z6v
— Tyler Dinucci (@nuccbko) September 29, 2017
This is big water. In fact this is yuge….We will put a wall around the water to keep it safe. Believe me folks. And Cuba will pay for it.
— Jon Stewart fan (@PoliticaPower) September 29, 2017
Wait "big" AND "ocean" water? Shit – this is more serious than I thought. https://t.co/rkxZDOwByz
— C.M. Hirsch (@C_M_Hirsch) September 29, 2017
Ikr? Islands generally are surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water. Please just stop talking like a three year old.
— Tammy (@livingforpeace) September 29, 2017
Big water? Is that like heavy water? https://t.co/pU9bhlT30D
— Julia Yeates (@YeatesJM) September 29, 2017
@RepMaxineWaters djt:"this is an island,surrounded by water,BIG water,ocean water"! And THIS is the president of the U.S.? Oh God help us!
— C J Reid (@cjreid) September 29, 2017
Welcome to the Big Water pic.twitter.com/IRRlHhmnp4
— Malibu Stacy, MPH (@sonadorabella) September 29, 2017
I can't get past "big water". What the ever living fuck?!?
— Marie (@Murray6971) September 29, 2017
Big water? Ocean water? We know what the fuck an island is, you stupid bigot See Spot Run impersonator. Do your fucking job https://t.co/ZU5bUkjlQA
— The Halfcourt Press (@THalfCourtPress) September 29, 2017
I literally read a story once about gorillas describing a massive flood that affected their habitat as "big water."
— Mallory 🏳️🌈 (@MdotClure) September 29, 2017
Time to take a stand! Big water is at our shores now! USA! USA! USA!
— Dissident Milkman 🌹 (@illmilkman) September 29, 2017
Yes. Big water, ocean water, salty water. All around the island. pic.twitter.com/lCJ2st7CLa
— Ute Carbone (@Wildwords2) September 29, 2017
I live in England. Is there big water surrounding me? Oh no! How can I ever leave this island?
— Julie Shanks (@julie_shanks) September 29, 2017
"I intend to fight against the special interests of Big Water"
— Ladycrim (@ladycrim) September 29, 2017