Trump maintains his administration is "doing a really good job" with hurricane relief.
Rihanna has tweeted at Donald Trump in hopes of directing his attention to the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. The singer 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. We’ve gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico,” he said. “The difference is this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. It’s a big ocean; it’s a very big ocean. And we’re doing a really good job.”
In a tweet, Trump referenced Puerto Rico's debt. "Much of the Island has been destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with," he said. Cruz addressed Trump's logic in her interview. "You don't put debt above people, you put people above debt," she said.
Trump has also been criticized for turning his focus to the NFL and some of its players choice to protest oppression and police brutality of people of color by kneeling during the national anthem.
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!!"