President Donald Trump whips the internet into a frenzy like it’s his job, and the latest cause of offense was saying “Puerto Rico” three times with an accent at a Hispanic Heritage Month press conference from the White House.
Not only was a red “Build the Wall” hat sighted among the audience as the president spoke, but Trump also declared that Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage month.
Don’t take our word for it, listen to what the president said and then take in the internet response.
Complex, for one, called the moment “cringeworthy.”
Buzzfeed’s commenters were, to say the least, extremely displeased.
Although this moment from the press conference is the one people will focus on and loop, President Trump also praised the Hispanic community.
“You teach our children. You lead our churches. You protect our communities and you defend our nation. Among you are leaders in government, faith, and business. Fantastic people in this audience,” he said. “I know some of them, and believe me, they’re very tough and they’re very smart. Sometimes they’re too tough. But that’s okay. I have to deal with it. I have to deal with it. Fantastic people.”
He also promised “the largest tax cuts in the history of our country.”