Rihanna Condemns Donald Trump Following Dayton & El Paso Mass Shootings

Rihanna Condemns Donald Trump Following Dayton & El Paso Mass Shootings

2019-08-05T08:09:18+00:00August 5th, 2019|

Rihanna is one of many celebrities speaking out about the horrific mass shootings that occurred within 24 hours of each other this weekend. On Saturday morning (August 3), gunfire broke out at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 innocent people dead.

Only 13 hours later, another shooting erupted outside of the Ned Peppers Bar in Dayton, Ohio, resulting in 10 more fatalities, including the 24-year-old shooter. The Dayton incident served as the 250th mass shooting this year alone.

Like many Americans, Rihanna quickly set her sights on Donald Trump and called United States gun laws into question.

“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!

“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!!! My prayers and deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims from Texas, California, and Ohio! I’m so sorry for your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this! NOBODY!

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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! 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!!! My prayers and deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims and the communities affected and traumatized, from Texas, California, and Ohio! I’m so sorry for your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this! NOBODY!

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According to The Washington Post, the Dayton shooter is identified as Connor Stephen Betts, a community college student majoring in psychology and employee at a local Chipotle. Betts’ own sister was among the nine people he killed.

CNN reports 21-year-old Patrick Crusius is responsible for the El Paso tragedy and currently in police custody. The US Attorney for the Western District of Texas is treating the event as “domestic terrorism.”

The Justice Department is also “seriously considering” bringing federal hate crime and federal firearm charges, which US Attorney John Bash says carry a possible death penalty.

“We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” Bash insisted.

Rihanna is certainly not alone in her outrage. T.I., Diplo, model Winnie Harlow, Snow Tha Product and fashion designer Marc Jacobs are among the many applauding RiRi for speaking out.