John Legend Is All Of Us After Trump's Disastrous Press Conference
Someone had to say it.
John Legend came for President Donald Trump's throat with a one-sentence tweet for attacking the media in a post-election press conference.
The singer and outspoken critic of the Trump administration called the president a "f**king embarrassment" in a tweet Wednesday. The short and poignant tweet comes around the same time CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials were revoked.
The president is a fucking embarrassment.— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 7, 2018
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Even though Trump and Republicans had a decent number of victories during Tuesday's elections, the president went on a rampage firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and abusing journalists. One of those media members was Acosta.
Trump got into a heated exchange with the reporter over tough questions he refused to answer.
“I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump said to Acosta. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”
Since the inception of Trump's presidential campaign, Legend vocalized many of his concerns with the business mogul's presidency, which has been rife with white supremacist rhetoric, a strong affinity for the far-right and constant attacks on disenfranchised groups.
He has criticized Trump's policy of separating families at the border. According to USA Today, Legend spoke about the issue at length during an ACLU fundraising over the summer.
"I think it's still to be seen what's going to happen," Legend said. "Because the wording of the executive order isn't clear enough as to what's going to happen in the future and also what's going to happen with the kids who are still separated from their parents. There are thousands of them right now. And there's no clarity on any kind of effort that the government is making to reunite those families."
Legend had also asked friend Kanye West to denounce Trump when Ye became increasingly close to the president.
“Kanye when he talks about Trump, I feel like he is thinking about him more as a marketing triumph. Like, I think he sees certain aspects of himself in Trump. He sees how brash he is, and that he doesn’t give a f**k, nobody believes he was going to win, and with a simple message ‘make America great again’ defied all the odds and beat the establishment," the 39-year-old singer said during an interview with Ebro in the Morning.
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