To use one of President Donald Trump's favorite words, it is "SAD" that a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, his administration's response to help the over 3 million people living there has been incredibly underwhelming.
Celebrities have been trying to get Trump's attention on Twitter, where he's been distracted with a bizarre NFL beef that should be the least of his concerns at a time like this. They want to get him to act with more urgency.
Marc Anthony snapped!
Trump should be embarrassed. And now Rihanna, who has over 79 million followers on Twitter, used the platform on Thursday to pressure him in the most brilliant way.
It is beyond frustrating that we are in a situation where we feel a president is ignoring the severity of a highly publicized tragedy that happened to his own citizens.
Shortly after her second damning message was sent on Thursday, it was announced that the White House had come to its senses and waived the Jones Act.
We're not saying that she had anything to do with the lift — it was supposedly done at the request of Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló. But we're willing to bet that the sudden change in tune is because collective pressure from not just celebrities, but the world at large, made the government do what was right. We'll take that as evidence to never stop speaking out.
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