“When people of such influence and such stature are endorsing such a hateful, evil ideology, it emboldens those who will go out and do something really evil and nasty, like what happened in New Zealand,” the singer said in a new interview with NowThis News.
Legend, who has previously slammed Trump as a “fucking embarrassment,” said the president should apologize “for demonizing Muslims” and “brown people who have tried to come here and have a better life.”
And he agreed that white nationalism is a global threat (contrary to Trump’s claim following the attack) and said “a lot of the inspiration is coming from America right now and the American president.”
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.