Pop singer Rihanna injected her opinion into the debate over President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration, taking to Twitter late Saturday to label Trump "an immoral pig."
"Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!" the singer tweeted shortly before 9 p.m. EST on Saturday.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!— Rihanna (@Rihanna)1485654466.0
Rihanna's tweet came as thousands of demonstrators gathered around the nation at international airports to protest Trump's executive order.
That executive order, signed Friday, put a temporary halt to the U.S. refugee resettlement program for 120 so that Trump's administration could establish a more efficient and effective vetting process. The executive order also bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days.
The effects of the executive order were almost immediately felt late Friday into Saturday morning as refugees with valid U.S. visas were being detained at U.S. ports of entry. In addition, people from the list of banned countries who live in the U.S. permanently on U.S. visas were also denied re-entry into the U.S.
Those effects forced a federal judge to issue a temporary stay late Saturday that allowed any refugee with a valid U.S. visa to stay in America and not be deported.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been critical of Trump's executive order. Specifially, Republcian Sen. Ben Sasse (Iowa) said late Saturday that the executive order is too "broad," while Republican Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) likened Trump's order to the executive overreach of former President Barack Obama.
Still, Kellyanne Conway, Trump's senior counselor, said on "Fox News Sunday" that the travel headaches are a "small price to pay" for security.