John Legend On Trump Presidency: ‘We Haven’t Seen Anyone Like Him Before’
John Legend says “it’s a very kind of different world now” that President-elect Donald Trump won the election.
In an article published Friday in the Rolling Stone magazine, the 38-year-old singer talked about the election of Trump and how he thinks he will govern. (RELATED: John Legend Says Kanye’s Meeting With Trump Was A ‘Publicity Stunt)
“It’s a bit of a challenge ’cause we don’t know who he is all the time,” Legend said. “He’s been consistent about being a racist and about a couple of other things, but he’s also been wildly inconsistent and lied a lot. So we truly don’t know how he’s gonna govern.” (RELATED: John Legend: Trump ‘Utterly Unqualified To Be President)
“We haven’t seen anyone like him before,” he added. “It’s a very kind of different world now, knowing that someone’s going to possibly dismantle a lot of what Obama accomplished. I don’t know where we’re going to go.”
Recently, the singer’s friend Kanye West meet with Trump. After the meeting the Legend called it a “publicity stunt” but now appears to be singing a different tune.
“This is a very difficult life and a difficult business,” Legend responded. “I don’t want to try to play pop psychologist, so I’m not gonna try to analyze what’s happening with him. I just want him to do whatever he needs to do to feel better and to feel like he’s ready to go again, because music needs him.”
“The world needs him,” he added. “I think he’s such an important talent. We need him at full strength. How do you balance everything you do –acting, producing, music, fatherhood?”
“You start with knowing what’s most important to you,” he continued. “My family is most important and then second is music. My music career is the reason I have the power to do everything else.”
“There’s a lot of power in celebrity. I obviously use it to sell my own projects and produce TV, and, you know, I use it to get reservations at restaurants too [laughs]. But you try to use it for something that’ll benefit the world too.”