TMZ caught music sensation John Legend on video saying the Chuck Schumer shutdown is a result of racists like President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Here’s how the interview with TMZ went down:
TMZ: What do you think of Trump deflecting blame onto the Democrats because of the shutdown?
Legend: Trump is a racist. He doesn’t want more brown and black people here, that’s why he’s talking about shithole countries. That is his whole MO. That’s the MO of a significant number of the Republican Party. That’s why there’s a shutdown. That’s the only reason. Enough Republicans and Democrats would vote for a compromise on immigration right now but because of the far right-wing and Trump being racist, they don’t want to make a deal.
TMZ: Are you proud that the Democrats are holding their ground?
Legend: Yes. I hope they keep holding their ground.
Don’t you just love when celebrities try and make things like this so cut and dry? The Schumer Shutdown occurred because Democrats allowed it to. The Democrats are trying to steamroll Republicans by forcing them into immigration policy that they oppose. That’s not being racist. That’s playing politics.
At least some Americans saw through the crap.
So dumb. It's one of the oldest tricks the democrats have. Call people horrible names to try and stop debate and free speech
— Patti Heaphy (@HeaphyPatti) January 22, 2018
Democrats rely on their emotional appeals as their tactic for winning elections and popular opinion. Remove any emotion and look at things logically and you’re a Republican. Amazing, right?
Incredibly lazy for people to just scream racism at people thay disagree with. Grow up and try a reasonable argument. Everyone isn't racist, just dilutes real racists when it does exist
— Jim Robertson (@trufitrs34) January 22, 2018
That would actually require doing some research on his part. He’s lazy and doesn’t want to have to dive into policy, yet he wants to publicly comment on Congressional happenings.
When the left runs out of cards – they always pull out the race card. Shut up and sing John.
— Kathleen (@ifonlytheycare) January 22, 2018
Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Racist Tell me what exactly Democrats done for Black Americans? Black Communities, Schools, Jobs are nil, families living below poverty. #MAGA
— Shelley Obrien (@Shelley53) January 22, 2018
If he could list them, he would. Notice how he didn’t go into greater detail? That would require him actually knowing what he’s talking about.
Look! A first!! A Libtard calling someone who’s views are different racist. Congrats! This assclown broke the mold!
— John Theisen (@LtColSlade24) January 22, 2018
I see what you did there.