John Legend, the singer and judge on “The Voice,” appeared on Hillary Clinton’s podcast this week to tell the two-time failed presidential candidate that Joe Biden needs to be elected so he can reverse the “damage” caused by Donald Trump.
“Our democracy is on the ballot,” Legend said. “We have to act for us to maintain our democracy, and it is in peril right now. It is clearly in peril.”
He went on to say that a Biden victory is crucial when it comes to things like fighting “climate change,” which he described as the world’s “most pressing, most urgent issue.”
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Legend told Clinton:
“We’re the laughing stock of the world. I think climate change is the most pressing, most urgent issue that we face in this country and in the globe. And there is no way we make any progress on that if Donald Trump is reelected. And it’s guaranteed that if Joe Biden is reelected and we have a Democratic Senate, that we will pass some version of the Green New Deal.
Joe has put his plan up on his site, which I think is robust and has been seen by a lot of activists as a really strong plan. That is critical. And if we don’t elect Joe Biden, I don’t know if we will ever be able to reverse the damage that Donald Trump is doing and has done. That’s enough reason for me.”
Not stopping there, Legend nonsensically claimed that Trump “does not particularly care [about] black and brown people.” Of course, he offered no evidence to back this up.
“We have a terrible leader. He has no capability of thinking long term about anything. He has no capability of thinking about anyone outside of himself. He is a liar,” Legend said. “He is a conspiracy theorist, and he particularly doesn’t care about certain people, and a lot of those people are the people who are being most affected by [COVID-19], black and brown people.”
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Launching today: #YouAndMeBoth, my new podcast capturing conversations about the tumultuous times we're living in with some of the people I admire most. You can listen on the @iheartradio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Episode 1 is called "Faith." I talked to Krista Tippett of @onbeing, @Aasif, and @RevDrBarber about the human need to mourn with others, the difference between faith and belief, and the fact that Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay. Episode 2 is all about voting. I spoke to @StaceyAbrams about the visceral anger that comes with votes not being counted and to @JohnLegend about why our democracy is in such peril right now. Make a plan to listen (and vote). 🎤🗳
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Legend and his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen, have said they would consider leaving America if Trump wins the election. Perhaps they should start packing their bags now.