Kim Kardashian West implored President Trump to "stop tweeting" to Puerto Ricans who don't have power and "set up" and help.
Throughout the day Saturday, Trump sent out a flurry of tweets defending his administration's efforts to assist the hurricane-stricken U.S. territory, while also slamming the "fake news" media for its coverage of the matter. Trump has also waged a war of words with the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom Trump has accused of being a bad leader.
To one of his tweets about "fake news," Kardashian West, who has 55.9 million Twitter followers, replied: "They don't have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!"
They dont have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help! https://t.co/AP8PnapWaO— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 30, 2017
Kardashian West has criticized the president in the past, saying last month that her daughter could run the White House better than Trump.
Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., this weekend, but his schedule or press pool reports have said nothing about him playing golf -- though he has been known to golf under the radar.
Trump participated in a number of calls with Puerto Rican officials about the ongoing recovery operation on the island of 3.5 million people. Puerto Ricans are still dealing with difficult conditions as food, water, and fuel have been hard to come by and power in some areas may not be restored for months. At least 16 people have died in connection with the storm.
Democrats and other critics of the president have complained that Trump was delayed in his response to the storm, which also hit the U.S. Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's National Response Coordination Center was "fully activated" days before Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico, and thousands of troops and National Guardsmen were on the ground before the storm hit the island last week. Trump is expected to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
Other celebrities to condemn the president's Puerto Rico response on Saturday include "Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda who tweet, "You're going straight to hell," and Lady Gaga.