Video footage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico went viral, facing criticism from both the island and the U.S. The 3.4 million U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico are in urgent need of water, food, fuel, and electricity and it took Trump several days before even mentioning the disaster in the U.S. territory.

One of the worst gaffes made by the president (and there were several) was when he was seen tossing rolls of paper towels to the needy survivors gathering around him. It was like he was at a ball game, returning a misplaced ball.

Trump says everyone was ‘having fun’ during the paper towel throwing incident

Refinery29 reports on a video of an interview between the president and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander’s father) where Trump defended his actions with the Paper Towels, claiming everyone there was “having fun.” Readers can watch the incident in the video below.

Trump was heard to say they had the most “beautiful, soft towels.” He stressed they were “very good towels” and when he saw a big crowd of people, they were all screaming and “loving everything.” Trump claimed he was having fun and so were the people gathered before him, yelling to him to throw the paper towels to them.

Cheering was so loud, they had to 'turn it down'

Trump went on to say the media said the next day that his actions were disrespectful to the people, but he said that was “just a made-up thing” (i.e. fake news), adding that when he came into the room the “cheering was incredible.” He said the cheering was so loud, they had to turn it down so that you could only hear him speaking.

Huckabee responded to Trump by telling him he was a “rockstar.”

Trump claims he is receiving unfair treatment over Puerto Rico

Trump continues to claim he has received unfair treatment from the media over his hurricane relief efforts and went on to poorly compare Puerto Rico’s problems to that of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As reported by NBC News, while Trump claims he has received nothing but “thank yous” following his Puerto Rico visit, by Wednesday many of Puerto Rico’s top officials had complained about the paper towels issue and various remarks made by the U.S. president. He said his administration had received “really high marks” for their efforts in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas and that the response in Puerto Rico was just as good. However, he added that the island was already in bad shape prior to the hurricane.

However, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized the paper towel incident in an interview with MSNBC, calling it a “terrible and abominable view” which doesn’t “embody the spirit of the American nation.” Meanwhile, Trump went on to criticize Cruz, saying she wasn’t doing a very good job.

At least one person took advantage of the paper towel throwing debacle while hilariously participating in a Zombie Walk in Asbury Park, NJ, on World Zombie Day on Saturday, as can be seen in the tweet below.