John Legend in Twitter Spat With Donald Trump’s Son
John Legend blasted Donald Trump as “racist” on Twitter after the Republican presidential candidate canceled a rally.
The Oscar-winning singer was responding to the politician’s son Donald Trump Jr’s post about the reasons behind the rally in Chicago, Illinois, being axed on Friday.
“Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!” Trump Jr. had written.
“I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated,” Legend fired back. His model wife Chrissy Teigen then retweeted her husband’s posts, adding, “@johnlegend got em (sic).”
Responding to Legend’s tweet, Trump Jr. wrote back, “Here we go again. That can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like. That’s why the country is so divided now!”
The “Ordinary People” hitmaker also had a few spats with ‘Trump trolls” on the social media site, with one user trying to discredit Legend’s higher education. “The Donalds and I graduated from the same University, funny enough,” Legend replied.
Trump canceled one of his rallies on Friday at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion due to alleged safety concerns. His rallies earlier this week have been marred by violence and protests, with one supporter in North Carolina arrested for punching an African-American protester on Wednesday.
Earlier on Friday, Trump was repeatedly interrupted by protesters in St. Louis, Missouri, leading to police charging nearly three dozen people with general peace disturbance and one with assault.