Over the course of an 11-hour period on Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted 18 times about the crisis in Puerto Rico. But instead of showing compassion or offering any support, Trump attacked the mayor of San Juan and complained about fake news. Politicians, celebrities, and regular citizens are getting tired of it, and even Kim Kardashian tweeted that enough was enough.
“They don’t have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!” tweeted the reality star.
Kardashian has made no secret of her dislike of the President, one time saying that her daughter could run the country better. She also said that it is frustrating to watch the “crazy and tragic” things going on in our country and she doesn’t think anyone feels safe anymore.
They don’t have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help! https://t.co/AP8PnapWaO
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 30, 2017
Kim Kardashian is not the only star to have expressed their outrage about Trump’s handling of the crisis. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote that the President was “going straight to hell,” but the criticism didn’t stop the President from expressing his views on the situation.
One of Trump’s main targets with the fake news accusations is CNN and reporter Chris Cillizza who defended himself and his network by saying they have “provided significant coverage” of the Puerto Rico crisis and shared stories both of inspiration and struggle.
CNN does have numerous reporters on the ground covering the hurricane aftermath, including Anderson Cooper and Bill Weir, who are talking to people about the lack of electricity and the shortage of food and water.
But Trump continued to complain about the news channel and other “fake news” outlets, accusing them of trying to “disparage our great first responders.”
Cillizza goes on to point out that Trump is a master at dividing the country, and showed it during his campaign. He says Trump is all about “us versus them” when it comes to any issue or crisis, instead of trying to unite the country as every other President before him tried to do.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 2, 2017
He says the President is just trying to use the media as a scapegoat to cover up the administration’s poor handling of the Hurricane Maria aftermath.
He concluded by saying that “Trumpism” is all about anger and blame while completely lacking in hope or unity.