ihanna is a fierce, strong voice for women and people of color.
Now, she's using her power to stand up for the people of Puerto Rico.
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.
So Riri took it upon herself to address the president on Twitter and educate him on just how devastated the island is.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by the masses as Rihanna, is a proud native of Barbados and a beacon of support for those in the Caribbean.
It was only natural that she’d stand up for the people of Puerto Rico, who are facing a massive humanitarian crisis after being slammed by two hurricanes in the span of a couple weeks.
President Donald Trump has come under fire for his lack of attention paid to the island, which is home to more than 3.5 million United States citizens.
The governor of Puerto Rico has made a public plea to the president to send more help.
The entire island is without power. Hospitals cannot adequately care for their patients. Food and fuel supplies are dwindling. People are dying.
The situation is dire, and still, Trump dawdled for more than a week before springing into action.
Then, on the morning of September 28, Rihanna tweeted out this message for the president, along with a photo of the cover of the Daily News:
“Dear @realDonaldTrump, I know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure!
“Don’t let your people like this.”
The passive aggression is tangible, and the seriousness of the message is real: Our people, citizens of the United States, are starting to die because Trump hasn’t stepped up.
The indirect response from Trump was swift.
He finally tweeted out (a few hours after Rihanna sent her message) that Puerto Rico’s power grid is completely destroyed. This has been an issue for almost a week already.
Only now is Donald Trump taking action.
Early on Thursday morning, September 28, the White House 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.
This essential move, announced mere hours after Rihanna’s tweet?