John Legend Gets Into Twitter Spat With Donald Trump Jr. and Calls His Father a 'Racist'

"I think they were protesting your racist father," Legend tweeted at Donald Trump Jr.

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Last night, Presidential hopeful Donald Trumpcanceled an event at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion due to "security concerns" amidst a rousing collection of protestors some of which who took to chanting the refrain "We gonna be alright" from Kendrick Lamar's song "Alright" after the Donald no-showed. In the wake of the subsequent media fervor, the billionaire's son Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to defend his father and squelch the message of those who'd gathered to shut the rally down.

Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn't even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!

One person who didn't take kindly to Trump Jr.'s claim was "Glory" singer John Legend who tweeted a rather plainly stated, but revealing response.

.@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated.

Trump Jr. passively dismissed Legend's claim with some benign generalities.

Here we go again. That can't be the answer for everything you don't like. That's why the country is so divided now!

Following that exchange, when another user came at Legend about his own intellectual prowess, the singer revealed a rather interesting fact.

.@DanielT03571138 @DonaldJTrumpJr the Donalds and I graduated from the same University, funny enough.


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