Macklemore joins the chorus of has-beens who hate the president and eagerly express their hatred of him by cussing him out and alienating half their audience.
In a desperate attempt to cling to relevance, the hip hop artist led the unimaginative chant against President Trump with the cover of ‘FDT (Fuck Donald Trump Part 2)” at a concert in Phoenix, Az., this weekend.
While first opening up with a rousing speech about tolerance, kindness, and inclusivity, which led into his Grammy Award-winning song “Same Love,” Macklemore’s presentation turned ugly once he began to preach about “immigration and acceptance” to the crowd of 2,500 people at the Marquee Theatre.
According to concert-goers, the rapper preached about DACA and told the crowd, “We should be welcoming and encouraging everyone to live the American Dream.”
Vanessa Richards, a woman who was in attendance at the concert, said told Fox News that “’Fuck Donald Trump Part 2’” was one of the louder parts of the show, regardless of if people agreed or not.”
“You didn’t hear any boos or anything,” she said, which makes sense given that most of the people in attendance were, as she describes, “twentysomethings and college students,” who were “holding up their middle fingers with Macklemore unanimously.”
There’s no word on whether any of them took a knee in protest of Trump.
Macklemore hasn’t been one to shy away from his feelings about the President. Following Trump’s election last year, the rapper expressed that he was “disappointed, shocked, and shaken at[sic] my core.”
“I don’t have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here,” Macklemore said at the time. “I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they’re from.”
It appears that his tolerance does not extend towards conservatives.
Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.