Donald Trump 'regularly inspires killers' claims John Legend after El Paso, Dayton mass shootings

Singer/songwriter John Legend is claiming US President Donald Trump is 'part of the problem' of white supremacist terrorism in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

The 'All of Me' hit-maker is one of many celebrities condemning the former Celebrity Apprentice host over his response to the tragedies, which include blaming them on "mental illness".

But Legend isn't only criticising Trump's responses - he's directly accusing the real estate mogul of inspiring killing.  

"My heart aches for El Paso and Dayton. Our nation is experiencing these traumas far too often and we need our leaders to take urgent action: take these weapons of war off the street and fight the evil ideology of white nationalism that motivates many of these terrorists," says Legend.

"When we condemn the racist venom coming from the President's mouth and point out the bigotry of his policies, it's not an academic question, it's not a political game, it's about life and death. The President regularly inspires killers. He is a part of the problem."

Legend also referenced the Christchurch terror attack, in which a white supremacist massacred 51 people at two mosques.

"I said this after New Zealand. Very relevant today," he tweeted, with a video of comments he made shortly after the tragedy, which is embedded below.


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