John Legend slams pro-Trump internet trolls after tweet

John Legend didn’t mince his words when he tweeted that President Trump’s “rhetoric has certainly fueled and inspired” last week’s terrorist attack at two New Zealand mosques. Now he’s standing firm in the face of negative attention from the president’s loyal fanbase.
 

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The 40-year-old star also spoke out against Trump during an interview with NowThis, which saw him linking the president’s policies and inflammatory statements to the Christchurch shootings.

“He needs to apologize for demonizing brown people who have tried to come here and have a better life,” Legend told NowThis.

“That rhetoric of invasion, that rhetoric of violence, of scaring white people to think that these brown people are going to rape and kill their families — that rhetoric is inspiring people to do these kind of massacres.”

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The interview caught the attention of far-right media outlet Breitbart, which posted Legend’s remarks in an article which also defended Trump from “lies” being “trotted out” by “liberals.”

Legend, however, has strong words for his haters, whom he called “venomous trolls with terrible grammar.” He also urged them to “rethink [their] existence” and cited Melania Trump‘s anti-bullying initiative.

“Be best, as your queen commanded you,” he tweeted.

That statement will no doubt rile up Trump supporters even more, but Legend’s fans are here for it.

 

 

 

 

Legend’s in good company. Just last month, wife Chrissy Teigen lashed out against the president in a series of tweets, urging her fans to “vote this monster out.”

The couple also donated $288,000 to the ACLU last year on June 14 — which is Trump’s birthday.

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