While #NotOurPresident Donald Trump whining about Americans kneeling during NFL games and calling peaceful protesters "sons of bitches" is dominating headlines, there are people suffering on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria has completely devastated PR, leaving the entire island without power. The devastation has been called "apocalyptic" and the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, told CNN, "We need something tangible, a bill that actually answers to our need right now. Otherwise, there will be ... a massive exodus to the (mainland) United States."
Sadly, Trump has done nothing to help the island, which — let's not forget — is a part of the United States of America (guess #MAGA doesn't apply here, as far as Trump is concerned). Unsurprisingly, the "elite" celebrities whom he is constantly slamming are stepping up in his stead: Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Ricky Martin are doing more for PR, which is a U.S. territory, than the POTUS.
See the celebs below who are opening their wallets, raising their voices and lending a hand:
Please help us spread the word to help our fellow brothers and sisters in need. pic.twitter.com/aeESYPAbus— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) September 21, 2017
"Puerto Rico Is American. We Can’t Ignore It Now." https://t.co/zfYXKDllhK— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 25, 2017
What is @realDonaldTrump going to do to help the 3.5 M American citizens in Puerto Rico? Politics aside, It's a real emergency.— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) September 25, 2017
COKE. PEPSI. NESTLE.— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 25, 2017
- PLEASE - SEND WATER TO PUERTO RICO NOW
Dasani (owned by Coca-Cola) - Aquafina (PepsiCo) - Poland Spring (Nestle)
Why isn't this huge and growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico commanding more attention and action? Too busy on anthems and epithets.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 25, 2017
Our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the hurricane.
See the devastation the hurricane has caused with BET News, above.
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