President Donald Trump slammed Madonna for controversial comments she made during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
“Honestly, she’s disgusting,” Trump said of Madonna on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Thursday. “I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause.”
He then continued, “I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.”
During Madonna’s address at the National Mall on Saturday, she said, “Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House… but I choose love.”
She also dropped several F-bombs, leading CNN to cut off her comments during its live broadcast.
“It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f— up,” Madonna said to the crowd and on jumbotrons at the Women’s March.
“To the detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything: F— you,” she added.
Madonna, however, also urged for a “revolution of love” (a common refrain of late for the pop star). She led marchers in a chant of “We choose love,” before performing her hit “Express Yourself.”
Amid outrage by conservatives, she then defended her statements on Sunday as “taken wildly out of context.”
“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence,” she said.
A peer of Madonna, pop star Cyndi Lauper at least partially agreed with Trump about the speech’s damage to the cause.
“I don’t think it served our purpose,” she said on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” earlier this week, “because anger is not better than clarity and humanity. That is what opens people’s minds.”
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