Ashton Kutcher calls out President Trump after derecho: 'Where is the federal relief for Iowa?'


Ashton Kutcher wants to help people in Iowa after this week’s deadly derecho storm wreaked havoc in his home state. The actor grew up in Cedar Rapids, which was hit especially hard. On Friday, Kutcher asked President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to “do something,” tweeting, “Where is the federal relief for Iowa?”

“Wake up federal gov! What because it’s not called a tornado or hurricane you don’t need to act fast?” he wrote. “Come On!!”

Kutcher revealed earlier this week his “parents got hit” and that he was going to “work on something” to help those in need. Parts of Iowa saw straight-line winds that reached nearly 100 mph as the storm ripped through the midwest on Monday. Three people have died in the state, USA Today reports, while one person died in Indiana. As of midday Friday, around 140,000 customers remained without power in Iowa.

The That ’70s Show alum called out Pence, who campaigned in Iowa on Thursday.

During the "Farmers & Ranchers for Trump" event, Pence said he was “taken aback to hear the magnitude of this storm and this impact” before speaking about the president’s re-election campaign.

Kutcher tweeted President Trump directly with photos of the derecho storm’s damage.

President Trump addressed the devastation in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Cool tweet. Crops are dying and people don’t have electricity,” Kutcher declared.

Kutcher tweeted the president again, writing, “Does Iowa not have enough electoral college votes for you?”

The president has not responded to the actor. Iowa’s Gov. Kim Reynolds said on Friday the state will submit its application for a federal disaster declaration on Monday.

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