September 28, 2017 12:14 pm

Rihanna confronts Trump about Puerto Rico

(L-R): Rihanna and Donald Trump.

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Rihanna called on U.S. President Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico as they recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Twitter early Thursday.

The Work singer reminded Trump that Puerto Ricans are American citizens and directed him to the cover of Sept. 27’s Daily News.

READ MORE: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony team up for Puerto Rico

“Don’t let your people die like this,” Rihanna wrote.

She followed that tweet with another, highlighting the work former U.S. presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter have been doing to help Puerto Rico.

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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.”

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Rihanna is one of several celebrities who are using their voice and social media platforms to help Puerto Rico.

READ MORE: Canadians stranded in Puerto Rico to be evacuated on Friday

Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony have announced the creation of a humanitarian relief initiative titled, “Somos Una Voz” (We Are One Voice).

“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.

READ MORE: Maria’s devastation shuts down Puerto Rico economy, residents running out of money

On Thursday morning, the White House waived the Jones Act, allowing for more relief resources to be shipped to Puerto Rico.

Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Trump has taken part in high-profile arguments with both North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un and the NFL and NBA.

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!”

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