President Donald Trump, 71, has been super fixated on the NFL lately, and that's infuriating Marc Anthony, 49. The singer is beyond horrified that the president would spend any time at all worrying about what football players are doing when there are hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico struggling and endangered in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Marc took to Twitter on Sept. 25 to let Donald know exactly what he thinks about the president's behavior during the crisis.
"Mr. President shut the f--k up about NFL," he angrily tweeted. "Do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico. We are American citizens too." The tweet comes as a desperate plea for aid while Puerto Ricans face "apocalyptic" conditions, according to CNN. Residents' homes and businesses have been completely destroyed by the winds and rain. Most people have had little-to-no communication with the mainland since the storm first hit on Sept. 20, including Jennifer Lopez' family members living in the country. Now, their massive Guajataca Dam is on the brink of breaking, which would flood the coastal communities. Officials believe 70,000 people are at risk and many will die if that dam breaks, according to Washington Post. So you can see why Marc would be a little hot under the collar during this race against the clock.
Marc has been hard at work trying to do what he can to help. He sent a message of hope on Instagram on Sept. 24, and urged fans to send money to United for Puerto Rico along with JLo, Mark Cuban, and many more stars. He's understandably frustrated that Donald's Twitter feed was full of angry quips about NFL players not standing for the National Anthem, rather than raising awareness for Puerto Rico or explaining what he's doing to help.
Just two hours after Marc's angry message, Donald sent a string of tweets about the crisis. "Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble," he wrote. "Its old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water, and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA."
Thank you to Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Mayor of San Juan, for your kind words on FEMA etc.We are working hard. Much food and water there/on way— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
The White House also insists that they are, in fact, rushing to aid the ravaged nation. "The federal response has been anything but slow," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "There's been an unprecedented push through of billions of dollars in federal assistance." Officials also revealed that Donald is planning a trip to Puerto Rico, but there is no official date set for the visit.