John Legend: Trump ‘Utterly Unqualified To Be President’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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John Legend called Donald Trump “utterly unqualified to be president,” in part because he questioned the citizenship of Barack Obama.

“He never was a winning candidate,” the 37-year-old singer told the Daily Beast, after listing reason after reason why the Republican presidential nominee is unqualified to be president and why he is supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016. (VIDEO: John Legend: Trump ‘Racist And Divisive’)

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“I don’t think we should be electing Donald Trump as president and I’m supportive of Hillary’s campaign,” Legend said. “There’s nothing that can shock me anymore, but at this point, Trump’s made it very clear how his temperament is, how his personality is, what his level of intellectual depth is when it comes to policy, and he’s made it abundantly clear that he’s utterly unqualified to be president — no matter what your political views are.” (RELATED: John Legend: Republicans Are Scared Of The NRA — That’s Why They Won’t Pass Gun Control)

“Trump’s been a public personality forever and that’s fine if you want him to be a reality-TV host, but if you want him to be president there’s a different standard,” he added. “And remember, his entry into being a Republican was questioning the citizenship of the first black president. We know who he is, he’s made it clear who he is, and now it’s time to show up and vote.”

“What he’s selling is only palatable for a minority of the country,” he continued. “It might be the majority of the Republican Party, but it’s not the majority of the country.”