On Thursday, President Trump came under fire after reportedly referring to some countries as “s***holes” during a discussion about protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal. One of those triggered by Trump’s statement was singer John Legend, who responded by calling Trump and his voters racists.
“Why are we having all these people from sh**hole countries come here?” Trump said, according to lawmakers cited by the Washington Post.
A number of liberal celebrities responded with sharp criticism of the president, including Broadway actor Ben Platt, Chelsea Clinton, Questlove, Patton Oswalt and Ben Stiller, People Magazine said.
Legend responded: “The president is a racist. He has been for his entire public life. If you vote(d) for him, you do so because of that or despite that. We need a multi-racial anti-racist coalition to defeat him and try to heal our nation.”
The president is a racist. He has been for his entire public life. If you vote(d) for him, you do so because of that or despite that. We need a multi-racial anti-racist coalition to defeat him and try to heal our nation.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 12, 2018
So much for “healing.”
Naturally, Legend’s slam against half the country didn’t sit too well with many, even some who consider themselves fans.
I follow you because I like your music. This post is ridiculous though.
— Leigh Clapper (@clapperlj) January 12, 2018
love your music @johnlegend but stick to it instead of arenas you don’t have true knowledge of.
— C Dubb (@warner_chad) January 12, 2018
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Others weighed in:
Nothing says “healing a nation”, like calling all Trump voters “racists.” https://t.co/VNNW0iDJXt
— Tim “Tiger Woods” Scott (@TimScott80) January 12, 2018
Because the best way to heal our nation is to call half of our nation racists https://t.co/lyakuSd1bz
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) January 12, 2018
Good question. Unfortunately, leftists who deal in bumper-sticker platitudes and memes don’t need proof to back up their narrative, as we’ve seen time and again.
Repeating a lie over and over doesn’t make it true.
— Panther Fan in GA (@PantherFaninGA) January 12, 2018
Unfortunately, that’s the modus operandi of the modern left…
One person suggested:
Did you vote for the women who called a good swath of people in this country “deplorable”? If so, sit down and skip the lecture there, Champ. https://t.co/zdc9Lry9Sx
— hey baby it’s woke outside (@MatlockFletcher) January 12, 2018
Sorry John, you are wrong!!! This talk only leads to more division in this country!!!!!!
— robyn glass (@rglass6464) January 12, 2018
Indeed. But it seems division is the preferred tool of modern leftists.
One person suggested Trump be impeached:
I’m glad someone is finally addressing this! He needs to be impeached ASAP
— Boog (@BoogieBaddAzz) January 12, 2018
Sorry, but one cannot impeach a president because John Legend thinks he’s a racist…
One person countered Legend’s assertion that Trump has been a racist his entire public life:
— Just Matt (@TheMattRTR) January 12, 2018
Sadly, facts don’t matter to the modern American left.
- Actor Michael Shannon: Time for Trump voters to die
- Chelsea Handler advocates military coup against Trump, gets schooled by James Woods
- British singer Morrissey: I’d kill President Trump ‘for the safety of humanity’
- Liberal hatemongers attack nine-year-old Trump supporter in viral video with racist hate, calls for violence
- Twitter leftists call Trump a racist, white supremacist using hashtag #NaziBucketChallenge
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