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