Rihanna and Cardi B are just some of the many celebrities speaking out about the horrific mass shootings that occurred within 24 hours of each other this weekend.On Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 dead and 26 injured. Less than a day later, nine people were killed and at least 27 were injured at a popular bar in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
President Trump took to Twitter in his usual fashion to condemn the events and send “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.” But many think Trump’s response wasn’t enough. Rihanna, Cardi B, and John Legend voiced their opinions and offered condolences in response to the president’s tweets.
In one tweet, Trump said the “shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice.” Rihanna quoted the tweet and added her own two cents.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 4, 2019
Cardi B also weighed in on Twitter, accusing the President of inciting “racist” rhetoric, which has led to increased violence in the country. “We have enough information already! Both of the shooters are white supremacist terrorist with intentions to kill minority’s,” she wrote in response to Trump’s tweet. “Law enforcement took rapid action but what are YOU going to do to control some of your RACIST SUPPORTERS?
We have enough information already!Both of the shooters are white supremacist terrorist with intentions to kill minority’s .Law enforcement took rapid action but what are YOU going to do to control some of your RACIST SUPPORTERS? https://t.co/P4iYAJa34L
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 4, 2019
There have been over 250 mass shootings this year in the United States. President Trump has ordered flags to fly at half-mast in remembrance of the victims of both shootings.