John Legend Rips Donald Trump to Shreds, Calls Him 'A Tried and True Racist'

The EGOT winner contends the former president is benefiting from a flawed system that oppresses Black people.

John Legend is not holding back on why he believes Donald Trump is a racist.

In a recent interview with Jen Psaki on MSNBC on Sunday (April 21), the EGOT winner explained that he works diligently to support criminal justice reform because he has loved ones who have been affected by the system, according to The Daily Beast. In his argument, he also used the 45th president as an example of how the system benefits those in a position of power.

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“I know what it feels like to have a family member in jail, I know what it feels like to wonder when they’re going to come home, I know what it feels like to feel that disruption and dislocation that happens to families and communities... it makes this issue very real to me,” said Legend.

He continued, “You watch the life and times of Donald Trump, every trial that he’s a part of, you notice he’s not spending time in jail before he goes to trial, he’s innocent until he’s proven guilty, and we all know that, but what happens with folks who can’t afford bail; they have to languish in jail before their case."

“All kinds of negative things happen because they don’t have maybe $500 to buy their freedom. That’s not keeping us safer, that’s saying, ‘we have a separate system for people who are poor versus people who have the means to pay this cash bail.’”

Legend also pointed out the various ways in which he believes he receives favor while on trial.

“He is getting way more confessions than the average criminal defendant would get, he’s getting delays, he’s got access to all kinds of lawyers that are filing this and filing that, delaying every trial. Most people don’t have access to that kind of lawyering,” Legend added.

While Trump campaigns, he is instrumental for the Black community, Legend considered a contrasting angle.

“he’s made it clear throughout his life that Black people are inferior, he believes that to his core, in his bones... but also when you hear some of the stray comments he makes, he clearly believes in a genetic hierarchy of humanity and is racially determined, so he is a tried and true, dyed-in-the-wool racist. In the core of his being, he’s a racist," he said.

“So, I don’t want to hear what he says to say about what he’s done for Black people. He’s done very little for us and he is at his core, truly, truly a racist.”

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