Rihanna is using her fame to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico amidst a humanitarian crisis on the island.
The Caribbean island is facing untold amounts of damage following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and many have criticized Trump for not sending aid fast enough.
As a result, Rihanna took it upon herself to address the president on Twitter and educate him on just how devastated the island is.
The “Work” singern tweeted a reminder to Donald with a photo that depicts the state of Puerto Rico with a magazine cover that reads:
“No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying. Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr. President!”
The 29-year-old captioned her tweet saying:
“Dear @realDonaldTrumpI know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! Don’t let your people die like this.”
Rihanna sent out another tweet asking for a “round of applause” after five former U.S. presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, rallied together to show extra efforts in hurricane relief that expands to Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands.
The White House later announced that Trump will waive the Jones Act, “which will temporarily lift shipping restrictions on Puerto Rico and enable the hurricane-ravaged island to receive necessary aid,” according to the Hill and other media outlets.
Earlier this week, the Bajan singer also sent out two tweets addressed to the president in which she pointed to videos which illustrate the desperate need for relief.
One clip show San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz breaking down as she discusses the circumstances.
“I know leaders are not supposed to cry, and especially not on TV, but we are having a humanitarian crisis her,” she says.
“The worst fear is that we cannot get to everyone in time.”
Meanwhile, Trump has stated that his administration is doing “a really good job” in terms of aiding Puerto Rico, despite being criticized for a slow response.
“It’s very tough, because it’s an island,” Trump said during a meeting with members of the House on Tuesday (Sep 26).
“In Texas, we can ship the trucks right out there. And you know, we’ve gotten A-pluses on Texas and on Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico. But the difference is, this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. And it’s a big ocean; it’s a very big ocean. And we’re doing a really good job.”
Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds, hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 20th leaving the country with no power, running water to bathe, drink or flush toilets and little to no food to go around.
This is not the first time Rihanna has publicly criticized Trump. In January, she recated to his travel ban, which denied entry into the U.S. to people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“Disgusted! The news is devastating!” she said.
“America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!”