John Legend Blames America For MS-13

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Musician John Legend attacked President Donald Trump Thursday for referring to violent MS-13 gang members as “animals,” saying that it is “much more honest and challenging to realize they were all babies once.”

Reflecting on the news of the day from the hospital with his newborn son, Legend argued that heinous actions did not change the fact that even the worst offenders MS-13 had to offer were still human. (RELATED: John Legend Makes Racist Claims Against Trump Following Leaked ‘S***hole’ Comment)

Legend challenged others to consider what drove gang members to violence rather than simply condemning them.

He went on to blame the United States, suggesting that American policy was in some way responsible for the rise of MS-13.

Legend’s concluded that even allowing the most brutal gang members to be called “animals” would open the door for those who wanted to further oppress them and others.

Legend has apparently reversed his position on “dehumanizing large groups of people” since September of 2017, when the performer held a casting call for “out of shape” white actors to play Trump supporters in a video.