Add Kim Kardashian to the chorus of celebrities, politicians, and regular citizens condemning President Donald Trump for his numerous tweets about Puerto Rico.
In response to Trump writing that the people of Puerto Rico should “not believe the #FakeNews” when it comes to accurate reporting on the humanitarian crisis in their home country following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Kardashian wrote, “They don’t have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!”
Trump spent the better part of Saturday defending his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria and attacking Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump wrote early Saturday. “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”
On Friday, Cruz called on Trump to help with more urgency. “We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,” she said. “This is what we got last night: four pallets of water, three pallets of meals and 12 pallets of infant food — which I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek. So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell.”
Trump was blasted for the comments — Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote that Trump was “going straight to hell” for his tone-deaf tweets — but remained on the offensive throughout the day. “Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor,” he wrote on Saturday afternoon. “Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!”
In addition to promising to do “everything we can” to support Puerto Rico, Trump also found time to continue his assault on the NFL and league-wide protests against racial injustice and Trump himself. “Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!” he wrote amid the many other tweets about the crisis in Puerto Rico.
Kardashian has been outspoken against Trump in the past. This summer, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Kardashian said “anyone can run the U.S. better. My daughter would be better.”
She added, “We’ve worked so hard to get to where we were and to have so many things that we were so proud of in our country, to just literally revert backward is the most frustrating thing. Every single day when you can’t really believe what’s going on, the next day it’s something else even more crazy and tragic. It’s really scary, the world that we’re living in now. And when you did feel safe at home, now with Trump in presidency you just don’t feel safe any more.”