Rihanna confronts Trump about Puerto Rico
The Work singer reminded Trump that Puerto Ricans are American citizens and directed him to the cover of Sept. 27’s Daily News.
“Don’t let your people die like this,” Rihanna wrote.
She also tagged Trump in a tweet on Sept. 27, which was attached to a video showing footage of the mayor of San Juan saying “I know that leaders aren’t supposed to cry…But we are having a humanitarian crisis here.”
Rihanna is one of several celebrities who are using their voice and social media platforms to help Puerto Rico.
“Somos Una Voz” is backed by an alliance of celebrities “working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to areas affected by recent natural disasters” in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
“Together, our alliance members reach more than 1 Billion followers on social media across the planet,” the website for “Somos Una Voz” reads. “Just imagine what we could do with big and small donations from the people that we reach, our corporate friends and ourselves.
On Thursday morning, the White House waived the Jones Act, allowing for more relief resources to be shipped to Puerto Rico.
Trump has addressed the United States’ response to the devastation in a couple tweets throughout the week. “Much food and water there/on way,” he tweeted Tuesday, later adding, “We will get through this TOGETHER!”Follow @KatieScottNews
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