It did not go down well.
“We are also praying for the people of Puerto Rico,” he said, emphasizing the first two syllables of the word “Puerto.”
“We love Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico,” he added, before reverting to his normal accent to say, “We also love Puerto Rico.”
People online appalled by Trump’s apparent mocking of the accent were quick to call him out on Twitter.
A sampling of the responses are below:
WHY DID TRUMP TRY A “SPANISH ACCENT” WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN— 🕷🕸spooky court🕸🕷 (@kilIacourt) October 7, 2017
Ugh. Just build the wall already... permanently around him.😐— Richard B. (@katmore9) October 7, 2017
🤦♀️🤷♀️ every time I see anything involving him. How incredibly embarrassing— Andrea Zinck (@andreajz84) October 6, 2017
This is really embarrassing. Sorry to everyone from or living in PR.— diana kerwin (@Alzdoc) October 6, 2017
Donald Trump Mocks Spanish Accent While Expressing Love For Puerto Rico...pic.twitter.com/1j3voBRyCK— Onedollar Shirtguy (@MadKarmaBomber) October 6, 2017
Trump trying so hard to pronounce PR with Spanish accent. I laughed. Then went into the bathroom & threw up. I just wanted to stay there.— Jane West (@rltrjane1) October 6, 2017
Poor Melania is cringing so hard. Too bad she got stuck with a racist, sexist husband. 😐— Hazh (@hazhuu99) October 7, 2017
Trump can't help himself. He even mocks a Spanish accent at his Hispanic Heritage Event.https://t.co/f7hIrF2xPC— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 6, 2017
That wasn’t a Spanish accent. It was condescending AF tho.https://t.co/ntP9Blso8z— ⚖️Ms. Mueller⚖️ (@wethefreople) October 6, 2017
Just because you say Puerto Rico with a Spanish accent doesn’t make you likeable. You’re an embarrassment. Just stop.— Gay Donald Trump (@GayyDonaldTrump) October 6, 2017
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.