President Donald Trump arrived in southwest Louisiana on Tuesday for a campaign rally for energy workers.
As Air Force One arrived on the tarmac, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Billy Nungesser approached Trump, ready to show off some socks he'd gotten just for the occasion.
See for yourself.
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser shows off his Trump socks as Pres. Trump arrives in Lake Charles.… https://t.co/GyNO32ZHlo— ABC News (@ABC News)1557860765.0
The navy socks feature a portrait of Trump with unkempt, faux blonde hair.
Though Nungesser seemed pleased, the socks were widely panned on the internet.
@ABC That is the tackiest crap I have ever seen, and I bet they are made in China.— Pat Henry (@Pat Henry)1557861096.0
@ABC This is just super pathetic— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski)1557866727.0
@LouisianaLtGov @POTUS @TheLaineHardy @AmericanIdol Sad!— Ivan (@Ivan)1557879568.0
Many criticized the Lieutenant Governor for a show of appreciation that veered into 'creepy' at a blistering pace.
@LouisianaLtGov @POTUS @TheLaineHardy @AmericanIdol This is.......disturbing? And weird— TORI MOORE (@TORI MOORE)1557887757.0
@ABC https://t.co/lSWktFlXF2— Veronique (@Veronique)1557862322.0
@ABC https://t.co/TPedvicW2O— Sideline_Observer (@Sideline_Observer)1557864901.0
@ABC https://t.co/Jr5tgcsZKe— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth)1557871989.0
Trump's ensuing rally went on without any hindrance to the displays and actions this country has grown used to seeing. Trump repeated the familiar myth that wind turbines—or "windmills" as he calls them— don't store energy, but rather provide it in real time. Trump assisted to lukewarm applause that the wind turbines would stop supplying patterns if the wind happens not to be blowing that day.
Trump on wind energy: "When the wind doesn't blow you don't watch television that night. Your wife says, 'what the… https://t.co/YslJtA9qTQ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1557863997.0
Nevertheless, Trump supporters cheered as his remarks on energy devolved into a full blown campaign speech.