After President Donald Trump lost the House in the midterm elections, and learned that he is now Maxine Waters’ footstool, the petty President-in-Chief also lost it on Wednesday during a press conference.
Trump couldn’t contain his anger as he yelled and took nasty jabs at reporters like a loose cannon for all the world to see, something that rubbed singer John Legend the wrong way.
“The president is a f–king embarrassment,” tweeted Legend, who along with his wife, Chrissy, is a strong critic of Trump.
The president is a fucking embarrassment.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 7, 2018
Legend is not alone is his assessment of the current inhabitant of the oval office. As the world watched, he went off the rails during the combative news conference, while we watched in horror.
Trump tore into CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who simply asked the President why he continued to characterize a group of asylum seekers headed toward the US as dangerous. While doing his job as a reporter, Acosta also asked about the possibility of forthcoming indictments into the Russian investigation.
Trump snapped and called Acosta a “very rude person” and refused to answer his question, opting instead to be combative and rude himself.
Then Trump accused a Black reporter of posing a “racist question” when she asked whether he has emboldened white nationalists by declaring himself a “nationalist.”
“I don’t know why you would say that,” Trump told Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour. “That’s such a racist question.”
Legend tweeted during the live stream.
CNN issued a statement criticizing Trump’s “ongoing attacks on the press”.
“This President’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far,” reads the tweet from CNN Communications. “They are not only dangerous, they are disturbingly un-American. While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it. A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere.”