Rihanna shows that she’s ANTI Trump once again.
After protesting his inauguration at the Women’s March earlier this month, the pop superstar issued a statement about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on Saturday (Jan. 28).
“Disgusted,” she wrote. “The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!”
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Rihanna wasn’t alone. Protesters assembled around the country in places like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, united against Donald Trump’s executive order, which blocks refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the U.S.
“No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here,” protestors chanted.
On Saturday, several people were detained for hours at airports around the country as a result of Trump’s executive order. A federal judge eventually blocked some deportations for now, and some detainees were released. The Department of Homeland Security has said it will not deport detained travelers based on judicial rulings, but there is still confusion over how refugees will be treated by the U.S. moving forward.
Asked about the issue, Trump said Saturday that it was “working out very nicely.” “You see it in the airports,” he said. “You see it all over. It’s working out very nicely. We’re going to have a very, very strict ban, and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”
The outrage from protesters at airports shared a different view. So did many celebrities, who also expressed their disappointment with what has been called a Muslim ban. Chris Brown, for instance, said he prayed the federal judge would block Trump’s ban.
French Montana also shared his thoughts on the matter, saying he was happy with the federal judge’s ruling, but urged others to do more.
“Love this,” he wrote. “More people with power need to stand up! This how war start! And innocent people suffer while you’re somewhere playing golf. This country belong to the Indians. We all immigrants! You can’t point fingers with a dirty hand! What do u expect people to do when u tell them they can’t see they family. u can’t kick the people that built this country out! ” immigrant” ! I’m disgusted to the highest level!”
Kim Kardashian also shared statistics to show the number of Americans killed by other Americans is far greater than the number of Americans killed by immigrants.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 29, 2017
During last night’s Producers Guild of America Awards, John Legend addressed Trump’s controversial move. “Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers, and those of us who work in this business have the privilege of shaping how the rest of the world perceives this country we love,” he said. “We are the voice, we are the face of America. Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”