Pop star Rihanna has known as out President Donald Trump because the “most mentally ill human being in America right now.”
In August, the 31-year-old singer went viral for an Instagram post criticizing Trump for failing to name back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, acts of terrorism.
“Um… Donald, you spelt ‘terrorism’ wrong!” Rihanna captioned a screenshoot of Trump’s tweet calling the El Paso bloodbath “an act of cowardice.” Later, talking to reporters, Trump stated the culprits behind the separate shootings—each white males—had been “very, very seriously mentally ill.”
In an interview with Vogue, Rihanna doubled down on her earlier condemnation of Trump when requested concerning the proliferation of mass shootings within the U.S.
“People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal,” stated the “Work” singer. “And the truth that it is categorized as one thing completely different due to the colour of their pores and skin? It’s a slap within the face. It’s fully racist.
“Put an Arab man with that very same weapon in that very same Walmart and there’s no means that Trump would sit there and handle it publicly as a psychological well being drawback. The most mentally sick human being in America proper now appears to be the president.”
The two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton befell inside a 24-hour interval in August and left a complete of 31 folks useless.
Patrick Crusius, the suspect within the El Paso taking pictures, was indicted on capital homicide prices in Texas in September. He can be being investigated for federal hate crime and home terrorism prices by the FBI.
El Paso police stated that Crusius posted a manifesto on-line shortly earlier than committing the August three assault, expressing anti-immigration and anti-Hispanic sentiments. Crusius additionally appeared to indicate assist for the suspect within the Christchurch, New Zealand, mass taking pictures in March.
Rihanna’s message to Trump
In August, Rihanna mourned the deaths of the 31 victims within the El Paso and Dayton shootings in an Instagram put up calling for gun management.
The put up stated: “Um… Donald, you spelt ‘terrorism’ incorrect! Your nation had 2 terrorist assaults again to again, hours aside leaving virtually 30 harmless folks useless. This, simply days after yet one more terrorist assault in California, the place a terrorist was capable of LEGALLY buy an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drive hours to a meals competition in Cali leaving 6 extra folks useless together with a younger toddler child boy!”
“Imagine a world the place it is simpler to get an AK-47 than a VISA! Imagine a world the place they construct a wall to maintain terrorists IN AMERICA!!! My prayers and deepest condolences to the households and family members of all of the victims and the communities affected and traumatized, from Texas, California, and Ohio! I’m so sorry to your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this! NOBODY!”