John Legend fires back at Donald Trump Jr’s comments about the recent violence at one of his father’s rallies.
Trump Jr wrote in a recent twitter post that the protesters’ behavior was unjustified and “pretty sad.” In response, Legend replied, “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.” Proceeding the exchange, a full-blown twitter fight ensued.
Trump Jr replied to Legend’s series of twitter posts with, “That can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like.” However, Legend quickly fired back by saying that, “It’s just the answer when racist racists are saying racist (expletive) and are endorsed by the KKK.” Although Trump denies any affiliation to the KKK or David Duke, several white nationalists have appeared at his rallies in the past, and he continues that gather support from white supremacist groups.
Legend also received quite a bit of backlash from Trump supporters, claiming that Legend was the “racist” is the situation. Several also asserted that Legend was uneducated, despite graduating from University of Pennsylvania (where the Trumps happened to attend as well).
Musician Josh Groban was also outspoken in the matter, saying that “When Trump says ‘I’d hate for anyone to get hurt’ I can just see his miniature orange fingers crossed behind his back.” Filmmaker Michael Moore also retweeted Legend’s tweet about Trump being racist, further spreading the notion that Trump’s racist comments are nothing new.
When IBNN tried to intervene, saying that he should “stay in his lane,” Legend replied with, “Human. Citizen. Taxpayer. I’m in my lane, homie.”