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John Legend Says It Would Take A Gun To His Head To Vote For Donald Trump

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This Jan. 6, 2014 file photo shows John Legend singing the national anthem before the NCAA BCS National Championship college
This Jan. 6, 2014 file photo shows John Legend singing the national anthem before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game between Auburn and Florida State. 

John Legend has now made it very clear that he doesn’t like the national anthem and can’t stand Donald Trump.

When asked what it would take to get him to vote for the Republican presidential nominee, Legend responded with this gem:

Legend and his wife, entertainer and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, have consistently used their platforms to bash Trump, questioning his sanity and lack of political qualifications.

“Trump’s been a public personality forever and that’s fine if you want him to be a reality TV host, but if you want him to be president there’s a different standard,” Legend said in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. “And remember, his entry into being a Republican was questioning the citizenship of the first black president.” 

Legend even questioned whether it was right for Trump to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner:”

And just one day after Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up during the national anthem, Legend tweeted about his distaste for the song, directing his followers to a link from The Intercept that said it “is a celebration of slavery.” 

Trump recently lashed out at Kaepernick, telling him to “find a country that works better for him” after the QB didn’t stand for the anthem. 

But as HuffPost’s own Mollie Reilly pointed out, “It’s an odd line of criticism coming from Trump, whose ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan indicates that he thinks the U.S. is a deeply flawed and troubled place ― the same belief at the heart of Kaepernick’s protest.” 

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.

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