Donald Trump loves ratings and attention, he certainly doesn’t love the flag, which is the reason he can’t stop talking about the national anthem. Last night, he even dragged running legend Usain Bolt into the fray, tweeting out a video of the GOAT stopping an interview so he could acknowledge the Star Spangled Banner.
The Jamaican national track team, if you were wondering, was not having it. And neither was fellow islander and Bajan queen, Rihanna.
Shortly before 3 AM EDT today, the pop star, fashion icon and makeup mogul called out Trump by his Twitter name to draw attention to a heartbreaking interview that the mayor of San Juan mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, gave to CBS News.
“I know leaders are not supposed to cry, and especially not on TV, but we are having a humanitarian crisis her,” says Yulin Cruz. “The worst fear is that we cannot get to everyone in time.”
The San Juan mayor held back tears as she told interviewer David Begnaud about two people who had died in a hospital because there wasn’t any gas to power the building.
“We need to get our shit together and help needs to get in people’s hands now. Not tomorrow, not later, not.” says Yulin Cruz.
She also praised FEMA employees, who she said were “dying to go out in the streets and save people,” but couldn’t because they were waiting from marching orders from the administration. Yulin Cruz also called out Trump’s debt tweets, warning that hundreds of people could die if help isn’t deployed immediately.
It’s a painful, necessary video to watch, and Yulin Cruz’s compassion and commitment to Puerto Ricans offers a startling contrast to the way Trump has referred to the crisis.
Hopefully Rihanna, who is no stranger to humanitarian work, can finally get Trump to pay attention.
source: the root