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John Legend: It would take "a gun to my head" for me to vote Trump

"But I might sacrifice my life to save humanity," he amended later on Twitter


Brendan Gauthier
August 30, 2016 8:41PM (UTC)

Asked what it would take for him to vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 8, pop singer John Legend answered thusly:

It should come as no surprise that Legend isn't supporting the ostentatious mogul.

"I’ve fundraised for Hillary, and I’ll be voting for her," he told The Daily Beast earlier this month. "There’s nothing that can shock me anymore, but at this point, Trump’s made it very clear how his temperament is, how his personality is, what his level of intellectual depth is when it comes to policy, and he’s made it abundantly clear that he’s utterly unqualified to be president — no matter what your political views are."

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"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," he added. "And remember, his entry into being a Republican was questioning the citizenship of the first black president."

Apparently responding to controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem before a pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday — and Trump's disapproving response — Legend tweeted:

(h/t Huffington Post)


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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