Rihanna hits Trump for stand on gun control, immigration
After the recent spate of mass shootings in the United States, pop star Rihanna took to Instagram to blast President Donald Trump for his stance on gun control and immigration.
On Twitter, Trump described the deadly incident in El Paso, Texas as “tragic,” “hateful” and “an act of cowardice.” “There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people,” he said.
Rihanna, however, seemed to have felt that the President’s statements came off as sugar-coated. “Um… Donald you spelled ‘terrorism’ wrong!” the singer wrote, after another shooting happened in Dayton, Ohio, less than a day after the one in El Paso.
“Your country had two terrorist attacks back-to-back, hours apart, leaving almost 30 innocent people dead,” pointed out Rihanna, who also brought up a recent shooting in California.
“This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to legally purchase an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drove hours to a food festival in Cali, leaving six more people dead, including a baby boy!” added Rihanna, who also took a swipe at the President’s insistence to build a wall to stop illegal immigration.
“Imagine a world where it’s easier to get an AK-47 than a visa!” she said. “Imagine a world where they build a wall to keep terrorists in America!”
Rihanna concluded her impassioned post by offering her deepest condolences and prayers to the families and communities that were left “traumatized” by the attacks.
“I’m so sorry for your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this. Nobody!” Rihanna stressed. —ALLAN POLICARPIO
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