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John Legend calls Donald Trump racist


Los Angeles: Singer John Legend has blasted Donald Trump as “racist” on Twitter after the Republican presidential candidate cancelled 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, according to Hollywood Reporter. “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 on Twitter.

“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!”

Trump cancelled 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.