Rihanna blasts Trump's response to the El Paso mass shooting
Singer-songwriter Rihanna has blasted President Trump's response to the mass shooting in El Paso.
The incident, which took place on Saturday morning in an El Paso Walmart branch, killed 20 and left dozens more injured. It has now been declared one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history, according to officials.
The suspected gunman is 21-year-old Patrick Crusius.
The attack was followed by yet another shooting on Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, which claimed the lives of nine and injured at least 27.
But it is has been reported that dozens could have died if the gunman, Connor Betts, 24, had not been shot dead by authorities within 30 seconds of opening fire in a crowded bar.
In response to the back-t0-back mass shootings, President Trump condemned the El Paso shooting on Twitter:
President Trump's words were subsequently blasted by Rhianna on social media:
"Your country had two 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!" she continued.
The Umbrella singer added: "Imagine a world where it's easier to get an AK-47 than a VISA! Imagine a world where they build a wall to keep terrorists IN AMERICA!!!"
Rhianna, however, is not the only celebrity to condemn the president's response to the shooting:
"We have enough information already! Both of the shooters are white supremacist terrorist with intentions to kill [minorities]. Law enforcement took rapid action but what are YOU going to do to control some of your RACIST SUPPORTERS?" the rapper, Cardi B, tweeted.
Actor Chris Evans also slammed the president, writing: "We now have mass shootings happening with such frequency that the president can write a two for one tweet. #EnoughIsEnough."
Our thoughts lie with those affected by both tragedies.