Lady Gaga Scathingly Attacks Trump’s Response to California’s Fires
With California on fire, President Trump’s response to the natural disaster has been anything but praiseworthy, with even some Republicans weighing in on his tweets.
On Saturday, the president not only blamed the state of California for the wildfires, but took things a step further by threatening to pull federal funds if the state does not “remedy” the situation. Meanwhile, at least nine Californians have perished, and the fires still remain a major threat to thousands of citizens and homes.
This afternoon one of Twitter’s more popular celebrities, Lady Gaga, turned to the social media platform to weigh in on Trump’s response before her 77 million followers.
“.@realDonaldTrump I knew this before, but you continue to make it clear you care for no one other than yourself. Mr. President show some compassion for the people of California and set an example of kindness for this country. #BeKind #Kindness #CaliforniaFire,” she tweeted.
On Friday, Lady Gaga was forced to evacuate her Malibu home as fires approached her residence. She tweeted a message of concern, which quickly went viral:
“I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.”
While the President has tried to at least somewhat smooth things over by praising California firefighters and first responders in another tweet this morning, the damage had already apparently been done, according to many critics.