Rihanna became the latest celebrity to tell off Donald Trump Sunday evening just hours after fellow Grammy Award-winner John Legend hammered the president’s ‘racist’ rhetoric on Twitter.
The Fenty-beauty founder posted her own anti-Trump tirade on Instagram in response to Trump’s Twitter condolences to the 29 people killed in two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people
But Rihanna hit back:
Um… Donald, you spelt “terrorism” wrong! Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back, hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead.
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 drive hours to a food festival in Cali leaving 6 more people dead including a young infant baby boy!
Add RiRi’s comments to a chorus of famous voices, including Avengers: Endgame star Chris Evans, rapper Cardi B, and John Legend, who have publicly condemned Trump for his anti-gun control and immigration hardline policy positions in the wake of the deadly massacres in El Paso and Dayton.
The President regularly inspires killers. He is part of the problem,’ Legend tweeted Sunday morning. ‘When we condemn the racist venom coming from the President’s mouth and point out the bigotry of his policies, it’s not an academic question, it’s not a political game, it’s about life and death.
Legend was raised in Springfield, Ohio, a city 25 miles northeast of Dayton, where authorities say Connor Betts, 24, used a .223 caliber long gun to fatally shoot at least nine people, including his sister, Megan Betts, and injure another 27.
The Dayton shooting occurred less than 14 hours after a man identified by police as Patrick Crusius, 21, opened fire with an AK-47 inside a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in West El Paso, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 26 injured.
Authorities said Crusius appears to be the author of a racist, anti-Hispanic immigrant manifesto that was uploaded to 8Chan shortly before the shooting.
Legend’s latest comments come on the heels of his remarks criticizing Trump for his statements condemning the city of Baltimore and African-American Congressman Elijah Cummings’ predominantly black district as a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.’