Rihanna Slams Trump for Puerto Rico Response: 'Don't Let Your People Die Like This'

Just days ago, Trump debt-shamed Puerto Rico on Twitter.

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Rihanna has joined the call for Trump, a dumbass, to stop fucking around when it comes to Puerto Rico. In a series of tweets over the past several days, Rihanna has drawn attention to Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, specifically Trump's very telling delay in doing a goddamn thing to help.

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Though a shipment of supplies recently arrived in Puerto Rico's Port of San Juan, CNNreported Wednesday that the distribution of those supplies had proven extremely difficult. Puerto Rico is currently facing a shortage of truck drivers, low diesel fuel supply, and a mess of blocked highways. As of Wednesday, just 20 percent of truck drivers had been able to return to work.

In her Trump-tagged tweets, Rihanna told the popular vote loser to not "let your people die like this."

Dear @realDonaldTrump I know you've probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure!
Don't let your people die like this. pic.twitter.com/mDO848JAUx

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017

Round of APPLAUSE to these gentlemen for taking control of this devastating situation!!! #CaribbeanGirl #OneLove https://t.co/vTeuPwOvEV

— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017

Attempting to get Trump's attention on Twitter is a solid idea, as tweeting (and, um, deleting) is essentially the only thing Trump has really done since taking office. Of his 40 tweets since Sept. 25, only seven had anything even remotely to do with Puerto Rico's recovery efforts. Three of those tweets, distastefully, essentially amounted to a bumbling blowhard debt-shaming the region:

Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

...owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

Trump has spent far more time in recent days tweeting about our shitty national anthem, NASCAR, and his favorite porn genre colloquially known as "fake news."


Thursday, the Trump team of ogres announced plans to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico, which had placed limits on shipping. However, as Lin-Manuel Miranda and others quickly noted on Twitter, the lift will only last for 10 days. "That's not enough," Miranda reminded his nearly two million Twitter followers Thursday morning.

For only 10 days. (The fine print)
That's not enough.
This happened because YOU MADE NOISE.
Don't give up.https://t.co/pxx7qvHPdf https://t.co/Z0fjknHyP6

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 28, 2017

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