John Legend performed at a Joe Biden event in Pennsylvania.
On the eve of the election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held one last campaign event in Philadelphia. John Legend and Common performed as musical guests. During the performance, Legend took the time to address Donald Trump‘s recent endorsements by a select few rappers. Watch his full speech below.
“Some people see the meanness, the bullying, the selfishness of Donald Trump and they mistake it for strength,” he said, “a kind of twisted masculinity. Some see his greed and they mistake it for being good at business. Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they even founded a new supergroup, it’s called the Sunken Place.”
.@JohnLegend: We’ll choose “a country where The President encourages police brutality and cannot bring himself to condemn white supremacists or neo-Nazis, or one where we hold our police accountable and begin to root out the systemic racism in our society.” pic.twitter.com/yKfpfSUDCm
— The Hill (@thehill) November 3, 2020
“Trump’s Platinum Plan for Black folks is nothing but fool’s gold,” John continued, “because you can’t bank on a word he says. Ask the students of Trump University. Ask all of the contractors he stiffed. Ask people his charity was supposed to help before it was shut down for being a fraud. Ask all the Black and Brown Americans who are dying from this virus and losing their jobs under his watch.”
In closing, Legend expressed his hope that a Biden administration could “reverse the damage of the last four years,” saying Biden and Harris would “build back a better economy and country than ever before.”