Of the enumerable awful things Donald Trump has said (most recent being his refusal to participate in the latest Republican debate because he has had his misogynistic feelings hurt by moderator Megyn Kelly), one of the worst is his recent claim that his supporters would still vote for him even if he walked down Fifth Avenue and shot someone. This, understandably, has caused a lot of outrage, even among the famous and talented.
Bette Midler posted on Twitter about the incident, and Kelly Clarkson responded, saying that she was frightened for our nation:
@BetteMidler I am legitimately frightened for our nation.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) January 26, 2016
Here’s a reminder of Trumps exact words:
According to Billboard, “Trump walked back the comment, telling CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer ‘of course, I was joking.'” But in this day and age, it would be unwise to forget about a comment like that, and Clarkson seems to agree.
Mixmag reports: “Clarkson has been more vocal than others over the years about her political views. In 2012, she told the U.K.’s Daily Star that even though she’s a “Republican at heart” she planned on voting for President Obama again, adding, ‘I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.'”