Whoa! John Legend has always been one to speak his mind when it comes to politics, and he’s really letting Donald Trump have it big time. He’s comparing the presumed Republican nominee to a slave owner, so keep reading for more on what he had to say.
John Legend is sending out a dire warning that if we elect Donald Trump, 70, as our president, it could throw back the progress of minorities by decades. He’s calling out the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as racist, divisive, and someone who could bring dark days to our country. Click through to see the powerful words the 37-year-old singer had against Donald.
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“We are in a moment now where we have a major candidate for office who is being very racist and divisive in a very public way. I feel the need to call that out all the time because I don’t want us to feel like it’s impossible for our nation to go back to another dark place. I think we can slip into that if we let the wrong person take over and impose the wrong regime on this country,” John told the Variety TV Summit in Beverly Hills June 14. Hmmm, it sure doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the “wrong person” is obviously The Donald.
John was there to discuss his WGN America series Underground, a period drama about the Underground Railroad, so the issue of slavery is close to his heart right now. As for the topic – which is key to Underground‘s plot, “I’m sure people in 1800’s didn’t think they were evil people, but they allowed an evil institution to last for quite a long time.” Stream John’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
John added, “We, as people who believe in equality and diversity and believe that every human being in this life matters, we need to be vigilant in making sure that we don’t elect leaders who are contradicting that belief.” You don’t have to say the words “Donald Trump” out loud to know exactly who he directed that comment at.
John has been pretty vocal about his dislike of Donald, even getting into a Twitter dustup with his son Donald Trump Jr., back in March. When Junior tweeted about a mass of Chicago protesters, “Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer,” on Mar. 11, John fired back. “@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.” Hah! The two ended up going back and forth but it’s clear that John continues to worry about Donald inching closer to the Oval Office.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with John’s sentiments about Donald?