On Wednesday, the U.S. territory was slammed by the storm that Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has described as a “major disaster, not unlike Katrina or Sandy.”
The storm has takenat least 13 lives and left residents with no access to water, power or roads.
Yet, PresidentDonald Trumpdid not tweet about Puerto Rico once over the weekend. Instead hetweeted about sports a total of 17 timesbetween Saturday and Monday morning due to backlash he received for harshly criticizing NFL players who kneel or sit during the national anthem in as a way to protest racial injustice.
This spurred Marc Anthony, one the island’s most notable celebrities, to call the president out.
On Monday, the salsa singer blasted Trump on Twitter.
Mr. President shut the fuck up about NFL. Do something about our people in need in#PuertoRico. We are American citizens too.— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) September 25, 2017
“Mr. President shut the fuck up about NFL,” he wrote. “Do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico. We are American citizens too.”
Trump approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Sept. 17, after the territory sustained over$1 billionin damages from Hurricane Irma. He acknowledged that Puerto Rico“was absolutely obliterated”by Maria last week, and said he would visit the territory, though he did not say when.
Since Maria hit Puerto Rico last week,many Boricua starshave given emotional pleas online, asking for aid, including Anthony:
A post shared by Marc Anthony (@marcanthony)on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:40am PDT
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.