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John Legend Calls Trump A “Racist Piece of SH**”: Are Celebs Ramping Up Racial Tensions

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by G. Brown

John Legend has always made it clear he is not a fan of the current president, but this week he’s serving up a brutally frank, profanity ladened indictment of Trump.

TMZ caught up with the “Ordinary People” singer as he was leaving a West Hollywood club Tuesday night where according to the site Legend “lashes out in a profanity-laced tirade against Trump, and it appears his recent comments about Baltimore and its representative in Congress, Elijah Cummings,.. set him off.”

Legend called Trump a “racist piece of sh##” and compared him to a festering sore on the consciousness of the country.  Here’s the full clip of what Legend had to say…

Last weekend Trump went on a Twitter tirade against
Cummings who Chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The chairman ripped into Trump’s border patrol policies in a recent hearing when the head of Homeland Security tried to gloss over reports of children in cages being subjected to inhumane treatment.  Cummings in an emotional charge said, “I’m talking about human beings. I’m not talking about people that come from, as the president said, shitholes. These are human beings. Human beings. Just trying to live a better life.”

Trump angered by Cummings’ criticism tweeted last weekend…

 

Legend’s outburst turned into a rallying cry for many on Twitter…


But not everyone was cheering for Legend.  Many condemned for using such vile language because kids may see it. Yes, we’re aware of the double standard and hypocrisy that kept them silent when Trump used similar language to put down other countries of people of color, and when he referred to Black athletes as ‘sons of bitches’.

Others complained that Legend disrespected the country by disrespecting the President. Still, others said Trump spoke the truth and they called Legend a racist.

So now, Trump gets more supporters coming out the woodwork because a high profile celebrity meaning to stand against Trump by speaking out has caused a second wave of Trumpers singing his praises.  It prolongs a story that dominated the news cycle last weekend and may do so again for a second weekend.  Not to mention all the Russian bots that have jumped into the fray to instigate further and stir up more racial tension.

But should celebs like Legend bite their tongues for fear of riling up Trump’s base? Of course not. Despite being a celeb, Legend is still an American citizen affected by what flows out of the White House just like everyone else. And most people are worn out with the daily drama, insults, sell-outs, lies, and sheer craziness that seem to consume this particular administration.

Perhaps the best way celebs can make their voices heard isn’t by being the lead story on TMZ(an outlet run by a man who is reportedly a Trump supporter), but by getting out to make sure people get out to vote.  Maybe instead of being just another clanging cymbal, celebs can motivate people in ways that will have a lasting impact.

To millions of fans, John Legend is still lauded for amazing vocals. But if he and other stars use their clout to do more than just complain, they can motivate and mobilize change.  That is what separates superstars from true legends.

 

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    NBA is fixed

    August 2, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Since we are talking about politics, did you see the debates Wednesday night? Tulsi Gabbard destroyed Kamala Harris. Tulsi exposed Kamala’s controversial political past in less than five minutes, without mentioning the big elephant or should I say the big Willie (Tomi Lauren mentioned big Willie). Kamala looked nervous and shook. Those debates provided proof that Kamala Harris needs to go back down to triple A. She is clearly not ready for the major leagues, she is not qualified to be President. The army brat from Hawaii verbally layed the smack down on Willie Brown’s former sidechick.

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    NBA is fixed

    August 2, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    If you live in Los Angeles, drive around South Central. That’s Maxine Waters’ district. Notice the gangs, drugs, trash on the streets, the rats in the streets and the hookers on Figueroa. She has been in office for over twenty years. There has been no new black owned businesses, no Black Wall Street, no stop to black on black crime the trash and pollution is so abundant, rats and roaches are multiplying by the hundreds. One more thing look up in the sky and you will see chemtrails. America is poisoning us from the sky. Maxine Waters has not stopped this.

    Maxine Waters is a do nothing boule politician who has done nothing to build black owned businesses in South Central Los Angeles. She along with the rest of the boules want us to vote for Democrats? They want us to vote for the same Democrats who are worried about what Trump does but refuse to clean our neighborhoods? The donkey has made us look like jackasses ever since the year 1965. I believe it’s time to ignore what Trump is doing and focus our attention to what the boule politicians are not doing! What they are not doing is building black owned businesses and they are not trying to get us reparations. No reparations no black vote! No black owned businesses, no black vote!

    PS: The definition of boule is servant to the king. We live in America, the boule serves the three branches of government.

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    NBA is fixed

    August 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Trump told the truth about Congressman Elijah Cummings. Baltimore looks like a third world city. Mr. Cummings should worry about cleaning up the rats, roaches and crime in Baltimore. Unfortunately Mr. Cummings cares more about protecting Mexicans who were captured trying to illegally cross the US/Mexican border, thus breaking our laws. The same goes for Congressman John Lewis and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. These boule (sigma pi phi) politicians have been in office for over a twenty years and the living conditions in black neighborhoods are deplorable. Let’s do a fact check:

    1. Maxine Waters Congresswoman: South Central LA still has gangs, drugs, piles of garbage on the streets and contaminated water

    2. Barbara Lee Congresswoman: Oakland looks just as bad as Skid Row in Los Angeles

    3. Elijah Cummings Congressman: Baltimore is plagued with rats, roaches, vermin and human waste. Baltimore has one of the largest crime rates and homicides in America.

    4. Danny Davis Congressman: Southside Chicago has arguably the largest crime rate in America

    5. John Lewis Congressman: Atlanta crime rate is increasing along with drug use and prostitution.

    I just named five black political leaders who represent the most dangerous vermin infested neighborhoods in America. These neighborhoods are heavily populated with black people. That’s not a coincidence, that’s intentional. These boule politicians have been in office for over twenty years. What have they done for us? Why are black politicians and the NAACP focusing their attention on Trump? Why are so many boule politicians more concerned about the health and safety of Mexicans illegally crossing our borders? Why won’t the boule and the Congressional Black Caucus work to improve the living conditions in black neighborhoods?

    PS: There is another boule (sigma pi phi) politician who is committed to caring for illegal Mexicans. Her name is Kamala Harris.

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    Shawn J.

    August 2, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I ain’t saying that John Legend was right or wrong for using that language to describe that clown in the White House, but I will say this: he said what he had to say! And for that reason, I do not blame him for feeling that way! Maybe Legend should run for POTUS himself!!

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    Chago Wilson

    August 2, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    John Legend is MORE than perfectly accurate in his assessment of trump! There is absolutely NO way the demonic megalomaniac known as trump should be in the oval office! trump disrespects EVERY citizen and the office with his very immoral, racist & grossly incompetent presence! He is an embarrassment to the nation and to humanity!

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    Marcae Taurus

    August 2, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    No one cares about you John Legend, your opinion is just that.

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