Rihanna thinks that President Donald Trump is “the most mentally ill human being in America” over his position on gun rights in a candid Vogue interview published Wednesday that also touched on immigration and racism.
Asked about the back-to-back shootings earlier this year in the US cities of El Paso and Dayton, the superstar performer who recently cemented her place in the upper echelons of the fashion industry with her own luxury line called the gun violence plaguing American society “devastating.”
After the August shootings, Rihanna had decried Trump’s classification of the violence as the result of a “mental illness problem.”
“People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal,” Rihanna told the fashion magazine that featured her on its cover for the sixth time.
“And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the colour of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist.”
“Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem,” the 31-year-old continued.
“The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”