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John Legend & Others Slam Trump for ‘Racist’ ‘S–thole Countries’ Comment

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John Legend has responded to President Donald Trump after the news broke that Trump used the  word shithole for some countries,. Legend ended up calling him “racist.”

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“The president is a racist. He has been for his entire public life,” he tweeted. “If you vote(d) for him, you do so because of that or despite that. We need a multi-racial anti-racist coalition to defeat him and try to heal our nation.”

Hillary Clinton tweeted about it on Friday, while simultaneously noting it’s the eight year anniversary of Haiti’s “the anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors. Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.

Broadway actor Ben Platt, Chelsea Clinton, Questlove, Patton Oswalt and Ben Stiller also reacted on Twitter.

“The only s–thole is Tr*mp,” Platt tweeted, while Clinton wrote, “Mr. President, immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and the 54 countries in Africa likely helped build your buildings. They’ve certainly helped build our country. cc @POTUS.”

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