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  • Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
  • Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda said there would not be a long line to hell for Trump
  • Other stars that spoke out include Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 15:50 EDT, 30 September 2017 | Updated: 22:20 EDT, 30 September 2017

They've suffered through a devastating hurricane, only then to be attacked by US President Donald Trump. But Puerto Ricans have found an unlikely defender in Hollywood celebrities.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez and Star Trek's George Takei are among those to have defended the devastated island of US citizens.

A war of words began when President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, calling her 'nasty,' and saying the American citizens in Puerto Rico expect handouts.

Under seige: Suffering Puerto Ricans have found an unlikely defender in Hollywood celebrities
Under seige: Suffering Puerto Ricans have found an unlikely defender in Hollywood celebrities

Under seige: Suffering Puerto Ricans have found an unlikely defender in Hollywood celebrities

Harsh: Lin-Manuel Miranda's (pictured in Hamilton) takedown of the Commander In Chief was especially brutal, with the Hamilton creator tweeting: 'You're going straight to hell'
Harsh: Lin-Manuel Miranda's (pictured in Hamilton) takedown of the Commander In Chief was especially brutal, with the Hamilton creator tweeting: 'You're going straight to hell'

Harsh: Lin-Manuel Miranda's (pictured in Hamilton) takedown of the Commander In Chief was especially brutal, with the Hamilton creator tweeting: 'You're going straight to hell'

Another nasty woman? The war of words began when President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
Another nasty woman? The war of words began when President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Another nasty woman? The war of words began when President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Trump tweeted: 'The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.

'Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.' 

Lin-Manuel Miranda's takedown of the Commander In Chief was especially brutal, with the Hamilton creator tweeting: 'You're going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, "Right this way, sir." They'll clear a path.' 

Miranda told CNN that he has enlisted the help of ‘every Puerto Rican I know’ to collaborate on a song whose proceeds will go to help benefit the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The song is due to be released on October 6, according to Miranda.

‘It’s a love letter to Puerto Rico,’ Miranda, 37, said of the song.

‘I had the idea at 3 in the morning … The initial demo was me singing in a bathroom.’

Miranda said that it wasn’t difficult to get his friends to join in.

‘To every artist, I’ve said, “Can you help out on this song?” And they said yes. Without even hearing the song, everyone’s joined in.’

The Grammy Award winning composer wasn't the only celebrity critical of the 45th President of the United States of America.

'Poor leadership': Trump also said the American citizens in Puerto Rico expect handouts
'Poor leadership': Trump also said the American citizens in Puerto Rico expect handouts

'Poor leadership': Trump also said the American citizens in Puerto Rico expect handouts

Lashing out: The president of the United States unleashed his tirade in the early hours of Saturday
Lashing out: The president of the United States unleashed his tirade in the early hours of Saturday

Lashing out: The president of the United States unleashed his tirade in the early hours of Saturday

Lady Gaga took to social media to blast the former reality TV star, writing: 'Oh I see @realDonaldTrump you're not helping PR because of the electoral votes u need to be re-elected #Florida=29 #Texas=38 #PuertoRico=0'

In an earlier tweet she had written: 'I think it's clear where the "poor leadership" lies @realDonaldTrump Puerto Rico is part of the United States. This is our responsibility.' 

The Joanne singer's statements were in reference to Puerto Rico's complicated relationship to the country Trump leads. 

As an unincorporated territory of the United States, Puerto Ricans are by law natural-born US citizens but cannot vote in elections.

Joining forces: The Grammy Award winning composer wasn't the only celebrity critical of the 45th President of the United States of America
Joining forces: The Grammy Award winning composer wasn't the only celebrity critical of the 45th President of the United States of America

Joining forces: The Grammy Award winning composer wasn't the only celebrity critical of the 45th President of the United States of America

No Applause: Lady Gaga took to social media to blast the former reality TV star
No Applause: Lady Gaga took to social media to blast the former reality TV star

No Applause: Lady Gaga took to social media to blast the former reality TV star

Learned lady: The Joanne singer's statements were in reference to Puerto Rico's complicated relationship to the United States
Learned lady: The Joanne singer's statements were in reference to Puerto Rico's complicated relationship to the United States

Learned lady: The Joanne singer's statements were in reference to Puerto Rico's complicated relationship to the United States

And Jennifer Lopez weighed into the debate. The Shades of Blue actress posted a photo contrasting Carmen Yulín Cruz wading through waist deep flood water in Puerto Rico with Trump casually tossing a golf ball during one of his frequent golf trips.

J-Lo captioned the photo 'Photos were taken five minutes apart. Couldn't make this up folks. #shameful.' 

Star Trek actor George Takei picked up on the same contrast between the San Juan Mayor's rescue efforts and Trump's apparent lack thereof.

The LGBTI activist posted the same pic of Carmen Yulín Cruz shaking a Puerto Rican resident's hand while wading through water, contrasting the image with Trump's own tweets criticizing the San Juan mayor. 

Takei captioned the image:  'The irony of Trump golfing and tweeting—saying the mayor of San Juan wants “everything to be done for them”—it’s [as] thick as his skull.'

Contrasts: The Shades of Blue actress posted a photo contrasting Carmen Yulín Cruz wading through waist deep flood water in Puerto Rico with Trump casually tossing a golf ball
Contrasts: The Shades of Blue actress posted a photo contrasting Carmen Yulín Cruz wading through waist deep flood water in Puerto Rico with Trump casually tossing a golf ball

Contrasts: The Shades of Blue actress posted a photo contrasting Carmen Yulín Cruz wading through waist deep flood water in Puerto Rico with Trump casually tossing a golf ball

Close interest: the 48 year old singer/actress, shown here in March 2017, is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents
Close interest: the 48 year old singer/actress, shown here in March 2017, is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents

Close interest: the 48 year old singer/actress, shown here in March 2017, is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents

Great minds: Star Trek actor George Takei picked up on the same contrast between the San Juan Mayor's rescue efforts and Trump's apparent lack thereof
Great minds: Star Trek actor George Takei picked up on the same contrast between the San Juan Mayor's rescue efforts and Trump's apparent lack thereof

Great minds: Star Trek actor George Takei picked up on the same contrast between the San Juan Mayor's rescue efforts and Trump's apparent lack thereof

Live long and prosper: The Star Trek actor has a long history of social and political activism. Seen here in September 2017
Live long and prosper: The Star Trek actor has a long history of social and political activism. Seen here in September 2017

Live long and prosper: The Star Trek actor has a long history of social and political activism. Seen here in September 2017

Not every celebrity message took direct aim at Trump, however.

Ellen Degeneres tweeted a statement of support for the beleaguered Puerto Rican politician.

It simply read: '[email protected] I see you, I hear you, I love you. You're a hero.'

And Puerto Rican musician Fat Joe has teamed up with fellow rapper Jay-Z to personally fly supplies to the disaster-stricken region.

Jay-Z has apparently equipped the rap veteran with a plane, according to Ebony, which he will use to deliver non perishable items such as diapers, water and canned foods.

'I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico,' Fat Joe wrote on Instagram. 

Helping hand: On Saturday Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a statement of support for the beleaguered Puerto Rican politician
Helping hand: On Saturday Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a statement of support for the beleaguered Puerto Rican politician

Helping hand: On Saturday Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a statement of support for the beleaguered Puerto Rican politician

Good deed: And Puerto Rican musician Fat Joe, 47, has teamed up with fellow rapper Jay-Z to personally fly supplies to the disaster-stricken region
Good deed: And Puerto Rican musician Fat Joe, 47, has teamed up with fellow rapper Jay-Z to personally fly supplies to the disaster-stricken region

Good deed: And Puerto Rican musician Fat Joe, 47, has teamed up with fellow rapper Jay-Z to personally fly supplies to the disaster-stricken region

Here to help: Jay-Z has apparently equipped the rap veteran with a plane, according to Ebony , which he will use to deliver non perishable items to the region
Here to help: Jay-Z has apparently equipped the rap veteran with a plane, according to Ebony , which he will use to deliver non perishable items to the region

Here to help: Jay-Z has apparently equipped the rap veteran with a plane, according to Ebony , which he will use to deliver non perishable items to the region

To the rescue: 'I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico,' he wrote on Instagram
To the rescue: 'I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico,' he wrote on Instagram

To the rescue: 'I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico,' he wrote on Instagram

On Saturday afternoon, Kim Kardashian also lashed out at the president in frustration.

The reality TV star was responding to the Commander In Chief's Twitter plea to the people of Puerto Rico to 'not believe the #FakeNews' about his underwhelming response to their plight.

The socialite blasted Trump, writing: 'They don't have the power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!' 

President Trump has continued his Twitter war with Cruz, who responded Saturday by posting photos of the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after it was devastated last week by Hurricane Maria.

‘We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this terrible disaster,’ Trump tweeted late Saturday afternoon.

Frustrated: On Saturday afternoon, Kim Kardashian also lashed out at the president pleading for the President to 'stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying!'
Frustrated: On Saturday afternoon, Kim Kardashian also lashed out at the president pleading for the President to 'stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying!'

Frustrated: On Saturday afternoon, Kim Kardashian also lashed out at the president pleading for the President to 'stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying!'

He then criticized Cruz again, tweeting: ‘Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan mayor. Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!’

Cruz declined to escalate the Twitter feud with the president, tweeting: ‘The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else.’

The tweet was sent with photos of Cruz engaged in relief efforts while visiting island residents whose lives have been upended by the hurricane.

In one dramatic photo, Cruz is seen wearing a life vest with water up to her waist. She is shaking hands with a Puerto Rican resident who is kayaking through the flood waters of a residential neighborhood. 

Cruz declined to escalate the Twitter feud with the president, tweeting: ¿The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else¿
Cruz declined to escalate the Twitter feud with the president, tweeting: ¿The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else¿

Cruz declined to escalate the Twitter feud with the president, tweeting: ‘The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else’

President Donald Trump continued his Twitter war with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz
President Donald Trump continued his Twitter war with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

President Donald Trump continued his Twitter war with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

Later on Saturday, Trump sounded more conciliatory, tweeting: 'I will be in PR on Tues. to further ensure we continue doing everything possible to assist & support the people in their time of great need'
Later on Saturday, Trump sounded more conciliatory, tweeting: 'I will be in PR on Tues. to further ensure we continue doing everything possible to assist & support the people in their time of great need'

Later on Saturday, Trump sounded more conciliatory, tweeting: 'I will be in PR on Tues. to further ensure we continue doing everything possible to assist & support the people in their time of great need'

Later on Saturday, Trump sounded more conciliatory, tweeting: 'I will be in PR on Tues. to further ensure we continue doing everything possible to assist & support the people in their time of great need.' 

The president then repeated his criticisms of the 'fake news' media, saying that press coverage is preventing 'my people' from 'getting the credit they deserve for doing a great job.'

He then posted a video showing federal rescue personnel aiding in the recovery.  

In one dramatic photo, Cruz is seen wearing a life vest with water up to her waist. She is shaking hands with a Puerto Rican resident who is kayaking through the flood waters of a residential neighborhood
In one dramatic photo, Cruz is seen wearing a life vest with water up to her waist. She is shaking hands with a Puerto Rican resident who is kayaking through the flood waters of a residential neighborhood

In one dramatic photo, Cruz is seen wearing a life vest with water up to her waist. She is shaking hands with a Puerto Rican resident who is kayaking through the flood waters of a residential neighborhood

 

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