We always imagined it would take a house fire to make even-keeled musician John Legend do so much as coolly saunter to the door, but it looks like questions about Barack Obama‘s nation of origin have him in a rage. In fact, John Legend called Donald Trump racist at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Annual Gala Thursday night. “He needs to stop saying that racist bulls–t birther s–t,” Legend said to New York Mag, putting the reality-show host on blast. “Quote me please. He should be ashamed of himself. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s awful, really.” Considering you could usually run over his foot with a steamroller and he’d just raise one eyebrow really slowly, Legend must be truly livid.
The musician is of course talking about Donald Trump’s birther argument; the entrepreneur has publicly cast doubt on the fact that President Obama is a native U.S. citizen, as part of his reported bid for the Republican presidential nomination. “Everybody that even gives a hint of being a birther Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ even a little bit of a hint, like, gee, you know, maybe, just maybe this much of a chance, they label them as an idiot. Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News. Bill Cosby slammed Trump as well on yesterday’s Today Show. “Oh please with Donald Trump,” Cosby admonished. “The only thing he’s running is his mouth.” When even Dr. Huxtable has turned against you, you know you need to check yourself before wreck your entire presidential campaign.