International superstar musician Rihanna is refusing to remain silent as Trump ignores the plight of Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans are stranded without potable water or electricity and the federal government has been slow to act.
The president’s response has been delayed and unenthusiastic, a stunning display of apathy, negligence, and incompetence that will almost certainly lead the deaths of more Americans.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017
Fed up with his inaction, Rihanna took to Twitter to address Trump. She shared yesterdays Daily News cover, which is a bleak snapshot of the deteriorating state of Hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. She said she wants to make sure Trump has seen the image and then demanded that he not let his people die.
The musician is originally from Barbados, so it’s little surprise that she would be less than enthusiastic about our ignorant, xenophobic president. Previously, she shredded Trump for his racist Muslim Ban.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Rihanna is a wonderful example of an empowered, successful, and confident woman and a great role model for young girls being forced to grow up in the shadow of the Trump administration, an unapologetically misogynist regime.
Good on Rihanna for standing up to Trump, and hopefully she keeps at it. More than ever the world needs to hear the voices of its strongest women.