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.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 14, 2019
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.
That is the tackiest crap I have ever seen, and I bet they are made in China.
— Pat Henry (@PatHenry14) May 14, 2019
This is just super pathetic
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) May 14, 2019
Pence is NOT going to like this.
— FredRock 📝 (@fredrock715) May 14, 2019
— Ivan (@Ivan_H99) May 15, 2019
Many criticized the Lieutenant Governor for a show of appreciation that veered into ‘creepy’ at a blistering pace.
This is…….disturbing? And weird
— TORI MOORE (@vtorimoore) May 15, 2019
— Veronique (@vero56000) May 14, 2019
— Sideline_Observer (@Chris79699884) May 14, 2019
— Liza Jane Partain (@Elizpartain) May 14, 2019
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 hell did you get me into with this Green New Deal, Charlie?'"
The crowd responds with extremely tepid applause. pic.twitter.com/sHtPuHB2by
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 14, 2019
Nevertheless, Trump supporters cheered as his remarks on energy devolved into a full blown campaign speech.