Kim Kardashian takes down Donald Trump over vicious Puerto Rico tweets

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Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for his administration's reaction, or lack thereof, to the situation in US territory Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. 

In a bid to silence his “haters”, the POTUS decided to take to his favourite medium, Twitter, and pen a message to those in need.

Addressing his post to “the people of Puerto Rico,” he implored them not to “believe the #fakenews.”

However, when Kim Kardashian spotted his tweet in her newsfeed, she decided it was time to teach the president a valuable lesson.

“They don’t have power to watch the news,” she wrote angrily. “Please stop tweeting and golfing while people are dying.

“Please step up and help!”

Most of the island’s 3.4 million residents are struggling with a lack of power, shortages of water and collapsed infrastructure following Hurricane Maria.

Most recently, Trump’s reaction has been to dedicate a golf trophy to the victims of the natural disaster.

Presenting the trophy to the US captain, Steve Stricker, at the Presidents Cup golf tournament in New Jersey, Trump said: “On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people – if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is, but we have it under really great control – Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them.

“And we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love, a part of our great state, really a part of our great nation.”

Trump’s initial reaction to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria was to comment on Puerto Rico’s debt and weak infrastructure.

Trump later added that the mayor of the capital city of San Juan, Yulin Cruz, had displayed “poor leadership ability” in not getting the workers of Puerto Rico to “help” themselves.

“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he added viciously. “10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”

Trump’s comments have since been slammed as “unspeakable” by senator Bernie Sanders, who highlighted the stark contrasts between Trump and Cruz.

“[Trump is] speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, who is struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island,” Sanders told CNN.

“Given the President's history on race, given the fact that he, a few months ago told us that there were good people on both sides when neo-Nazis were marching in Charlottesville, yeah, I think we have a right to be suspect that he is treating the people of Puerto Rico in a different way than he has treated the people of Texas or Florida.”

However, Cruz has said that she is willing to meet with Trump when he arrives in Puerto Rico on Tuesday (3 October).

“Let us not talk about the debt,” she said. “Let us not talk about the cost of reconstruction. Let us just talk about saving lives right now.”

If you would like to help those affected by Hurricane Maria, the British Red Cross is working to get essential supplies, such as water purification tablets, water containers, first aid kits and shelter to the people of Puerto Rico. The relief agency says a donation of £50 will provide 12 survivors with blankets.

Meanwhile, Save the Children says 700,000 children have been affected by the storm. The charity is providing aid in Puerto Rico, as well as the Dominican Republic.

Images: Rex Features