In the wake of the comments President Trump has made about the decaying city of Baltimore, rock star John Legend, caught in West Hollywood, California, offered his polite opinion to a cameraman for TMZ, snapping, “Our president is a flaming racist. He’s a piece of sh*t. He says piece of sh*t-sh*t all the time. That’s what he does. We need to get him out of office.”
As TMZ reports, Legend was leaving the Peppermint nightclub Tuesday night when he added, “There’s a lot that can be done. There’s over a century of history that created the problems that they have, and we need to focus on making all of our communities better instead of talkin’ sh*t about our communities just because you’re a racist pr*ck.”
Then Legend reached his apotheosis, saying, “Donald Trump is an evil f**king canker sore on America’s whole landscape, so we need to get him out of office.”
As far back as March 2016, during the presidential campaign, Legend called Trump a racist when he got into a Twitter feud with Donald Trump Jr. Trump Jr. referred to the canceled Trump rally in Chicago, saying, “Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!” Legend responded, “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.”
Just after Trump was elected to office, in November 2016, Legend snapped, “It’s dangerous for us to think that it couldn’t happen to us like it happened to Germany in the Thirties and Forties. Trump is saying Hitler-level things in public. The world and America have done some atrocious things in the past, and we could do it again if we had the wrong leadership and if people of conscience don’t speak up.”
In April 2017, walking the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala in New York City, Legend offered this diatribe targeting Trump: “ I think he’s a terrible president.He’s manifestly unqualified, not curious, not good at legislating or doing anything that his job requires. He doesn’t have any depth about any subject. He’s also using the office of the presidency as a way to make money for himself.
In September 2017, Legend said of Trump, “When he is criticizing something, he is usually projecting. So, he calls people liars because he is a liar. He talks about the entertainment business because he rose through the entertainment business. He talks about people being corrupt, because he is corrupt. He talks about people being violent because he encourages violence. So, he’s usually projecting when he criticizes someone.”