The “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” singer tore into the Republican presidential nominee while promoting her upcoming tour on KOGO’s “Morning News” show in San Diego.
“A reality show is not credential to be president,” the longtime LGBTQ activist told hosts Ted Garcia and LaDona Harvey after being asked whether the Trump who was running for president was the same Trump she appeared with in “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2010.
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“The things that he says are appalling to me and shocking,” Lauper continued.
“I was so shocked when he started to talk about the LGBT community, when in fact, people working who did amazing work on his ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ show were gay,” she said. “And you don’t talk about your employees like that, ever.”
Lauper then turned up the heat even further by labeling Trump’s actions as “racist” and “sexist” ― before likening his inflammatory rhetoric to that of the Nazi Germany dictator.
“No matter what his daughter says, it has nothing to do with what that guy is selling,” she said. “That guy is selling inflammatory things that I have never in my whole entire life heard except, you know, Hitler.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.