LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - Well, it is now safe to assume that John Legend won’t be endorsing presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Grammy-award winning musician made his views on the Republican candidate loud and clear on Twitter Friday evening, calling him a “racist” in a tweet to Trump's Son, Donald Junior.
The small Twitter war between Legend and Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. emerged after a chash between supporters and demonstrators Friday night at a Chicago campaign rally.
As cameras filmed various interviews from Friday’s rally, Trump Jr. said on Twitter that five students who were asked why they were protesting “couldn’t even answer.” He also tweeted “Trump supporters were articulate” while “the antis could barely speak and had no answers.”
Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn't even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2016
“It’s pretty embarrassing,” he said in a series of tweets. “The participation medal/micro-aggression generation is pretty sad.”
In a fast response, Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend offered this take on the demonstrators’ motivations: “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.”
.@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated.— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 12, 2016
Trump Jr. was a bit appalled at Legend’s tweet and responded “Here we go again. That can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like. That’s why the country is so divided.”
Legend later tweeted to Trump and supporters.
Yes, Trump trolls. I'm the real racist. https://t.co/xzgMsEPeh4— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 12, 2016