President Donald Trump delivered off-the-cuff remarks to reporters on Sunday about the devastation being wreaked by Hurricane Irma and the federal response to the storm.
As The Hill noted, however, Trump stepped in it — again — when he said that the recent U.S. hurricane disasters have helped the Coast Guard improve its “brand.”
Trump said that “a group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard,” said a White House pool report.
He continued, “What they’ve done — I mean, they’ve gone right into that, and you never know. When you go in there, you don’t know if you’re going to come out. They are really — if you talk about branding, no brand has improved more than the United States Coast Guard.”
The Coast Guard is not a brand & doesn't need anything other than money to keep it going. He's such a tool.
— FirstNameSteph (@Steph_Fjeld) September 10, 2017
I retired from the US Coast Guard. Our brand was already fine. https://t.co/qQ5dBfTgQo
— Jeff Charló (@Jeff__Charlot) September 10, 2017
hurricane victim: [drowning; struggling to speak]
Coast Guard, mid-save: Yes, yes, what is it?
hurricane victim: how's…the…brand…doing https://t.co/KaWDE04Ixx
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) September 10, 2017
COAST guard is a branch of United States Military,not a brand. When is this moron OUT https://t.co/JjuUvvqb80
— Deartax (@Brookslei) September 10, 2017
It's great that there isn't anything going on in the world so that he can spend time worrying about the Coast Guard's brand.
— chrisblitzer (@chrisblitzer) September 10, 2017
Trump, When You Open Your Mouth Something Stupid Rolls Out! The Coast Guard Does Not Need to Improve It's "Brand" It Is A Federal Agency!
— Rev Ron (@RevRonNC) September 10, 2017
The Coast Guard didn't need to improve its "brand"…The work they do is extremely challenging & hurricane relief is an act of duty
— HOHA (@JeepgirlieHope) September 10, 2017
For Trump, everything is an abstraction. Sociopathic. https://t.co/6Pz4glYXnq
— Pitt Griffin (@pittgriffin) September 10, 2017
The Coast Guard did not need to improve its brand-they do their jobs even knowing what you think of them while you gut their budget https://t.co/MJSP6rFXwm
— Cat (@sunnybeachvoter) September 10, 2017
The coast guard doesn't need a brand improvement. Ask the many many people whose lives have been saved by USCG risking their lives
— Carly (@carlyjennifer) September 10, 2017
"If you talk about branding — no brand has improved more than the United States Coast Guard"
NO ONE WAS TALKING ABOUT BRANDING https://t.co/GcNYGFgLAE
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 10, 2017
— SarahCA (@sarah_ca1831) September 10, 2017