"Does he really think the paper towels would sop up the flood?" jokes co-host Joy Behar.
The list of celebrities piling on Donald Trump over his trip to Puerto Rico continues to grow, as Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of her co-hosts on "The View" ripped POTUS for his behavior in the hurricane-ravaged island.
After Trump complained about some of the "Fake" news reaction to his visit this morning, Goldberg called him out with a message straight to the camera.
"Sir, it's on tape, you're being criticized because people are seeing .. they're not making it up, you're not a cartoon there. That's you," she said. "That's you throwing towels to people and saying dumb stuff like, 'in a real catastrophe.' It's a little island man and the worst hurricane anyone has seen came through there and devastated it. Yeah, Katrina was devastating, but you also had a landmass. An island, you're surrounded man, come on, don't do that."
"Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina and you look at the tremendous -- hundreds and hundreds of people that died -- and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering ... no one has ever seen anything like this," Trump said, before asking how many people had died. "16 people versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people and all of our people working together."
He was later seen tossing paper towels into a crowd while telling them to "have a good time."
"I feel like in times of devastation, the bar is very low for what a president needs to do," said Sara Haines. "They need to show up. they need to do a lot of hugging, letting people know help is on the way, we're here for you, we support you, a lot of listening because people aren't feeling heard, especially Puerto Rico feeling like they're an island that in some ways ins't getting what they need. That's all you gotta do."
"Usually when you're throwing something, it's like party favors or something good. You're looking at people that are devastated, that can't find water, can't find food and you're throwing the basic needs at them," Haines added. She also criticized him for comparing the "devastation of lives" from Hurricanes Maria and Katrina, saying "you don't use death as a talking point."
When Behar said she believes his supporters will see the paper towel tossing as "a gesture of friendliness" and some of his comments as Trump being "lighthearted in a terrible situation," Goldberg wasn't buying it.
"There's a time for lighthearted and there's a a time for not," she said, "and being on an island that's devastated and people are dying, I don't think funny is really the direction you want to go."
TRUMP VISITS PUERTO RICO: Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the president surveyed the damage. The co-hosts discuss. pic.twitter.com/azymlx1RWt— The View (@TheView) October 4, 2017