John Legend and Donald Trump have made no secret of their feelings for one other in the past. Last year Trump took to Twitter to call John “boring”, after the singer apparently failed to credit him for passing a criminal justice bill.
In response, John called the US President “petty and narcissistic” in an interview with the Evening Standard. Now, in an interview with Cosmopolitan, John has described Trump’s leadership as “embarrassing” and said that he and his wife Chrissy Teigen have even considered leaving America because of him.
“Every once in a while you think about it,” the singer said .”We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.”
At some point, if that project [to destroy democracy] was to be in any way successful, you’d have to think about going somewhere that is a true democracy, that has respect for the rule of law and human rights,” the “All of Me” singer said in an interview published this week with Cosmopolitan UK.
“If America chooses to be that place then people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else. It is truly disturbing and concerning,” the musician, who’s part of the EGOT club, said.
Legend, along with his cookbook author wife Chrissy Teigen, have been outspoken critics of Trump. Legend, 41, performed at last month’s Democratic National Convention and is a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
….musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is – but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed. “Anchor”@LesterHoltNBC doesn’t even bring up the subject of President Trump or the Republicans when talking about….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019
Legend said he’s “not nervous” about the November election because he believes the country is “exhausted” by Trump’s presidency and “the daily efforts to destroy democracy and the free press.”
His stunt backfired spectacularly and many people said bye to the anti-Trump singer in a hilarious way!
you are free to leave if you hate our leaders that much https://t.co/DPu7YtlQFa
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) September 25, 2020
We've heard this same old story each and every time there is a Republican running for reelection or campaigning for the Presidency. Its tiresome, untrue, and seriously, its just stupid fear mongering
— Apex Predator Elf Unleashed™ of Chaos Undivided (@TheRogue_Elf) September 25, 2020
They all said this in 2016. Did anyone actually leave the USA? Put your money where your mouth is.
— i don’t speak to the manager (@KarenAMaese) September 25, 2020
Oh please, please, please @johnlegend go. Don’t waste time after he’s re-elected. Go. Quickly. And take the felons you raised money to bail out of jail with you.
— 🇺🇸Anonymous Sources Stacy🇺🇸 (@Discoveringme40) September 25, 2020
Actually it's the other way around. If @JoeBiden wins, we will lose all of our money, the stock markets will collapse, jobs will be decimated and America will look like @TheDemocrats dream of socialist poverty and hell. #NoBidenEver#TRUMP2020ToSaveAmerica
— Hollywood Resistance 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@BettinaViviano) September 25, 2020
Oh, that's right it's time for the celebrity announcement that they will have to move if the presidential nominee of their choice isn't elected. Strangely, they never do leave. More's the pity. pic.twitter.com/ho4J1ZYIur
— Lid Called-9am 🇺🇸 (@NotZacksMom) September 25, 2020
But whatever will we DO without rich, out-of-touch, self-centered, self-entitled celebrities around to tell us how to think and what to believe? OH NOEZ!
— Slender Manopoly (@SlenderManoply) September 25, 2020
— I Hate The Media 🇺🇸 (@ihatethemedia) September 25, 2020
Don't threaten me with a good time.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) September 25, 2020
Vote as we want or we’ll leave the country, say a bunch of elitists that nobody will miss.
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