John Legend has lengthy been a staunch anti-Trumper, however this week the musician actually ripped into the president. In an interview with TMZ, the Grammy-winning artist known as Trump “a chunk of shit” and in contrast him to “an evil fucking canker sore.”
“He’s a chunk of shit,” Legend remarked throughout an interview in West Hollywood. “He says piece of shit shit on a regular basis — that’s what he does.”
The “All of Me” singer additionally stated Trump is “as an evil fucking canker sore on America’s complete panorama, so we have to get him out of workplace.”
In a later tweet, Legend “apologized” for the name-calling — nicely, kind of. “I used to be mistaken. No less than excrement has a helpful organic operate,” he wrote.
I wish to apologize for calling POTUS a POS this week. I used to be mistaken. No less than excrement has a helpful organic operate. https://t.co/SOeYEbqamN
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 2, 2019
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Legend’s sturdy feedback got here in response to Trump’s current assault on Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. In a collection of tweets (after all), POTUS implied the politician wasn’t doing sufficient for town of Baltimore, which he described as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
When requested what might be finished to assist raise Baltimore, Legend answered, “There’s so much that may be finished. It’s acquired over a century of historical past that created the issues that they’ve.” He added, “We have to give attention to making all of our communities higher as an alternative of speaking shit about our communities simply since you’re [Trump] a racist prick.”
Legend and spouse and mannequin Chrissy Teigen have countlessly spoken out towards Trump since his election in 2016. The pair headlined the Democratic caucus retreat this previous spring. And final yr, particularly on Trump’s 72nd birthday, the couple donated greater than $250,000 to the ACLU.
Watch Legend’s TMZ interview beneath.