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John Legend rips Trump’s ‘publicity stunt’ with Kanye West

Clique on Wednesday.

“I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump,” continued Legend, who endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to this country. I think the things [Trump has] promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing.”

{mosads}Legend then dismissed whether West could have had other motivations that merited meeting with Trump.

“Whatever’s in his mind, I disagree with him,” said Legend, who has repeatedly collaborated with West on songs like “All of the Lights.”

West was spotted entering Trump Tower in New York early Tuesday morning with an entourage. Trump and West then appeared together in the building’s lobby roughly 45 minutes after the rapper arrived.

“Just friends, just friends,” Trump told reporters when asked about their meeting, saying they have “been friends for a long time.” Asked what they discussed, Trump responded, “Life.” West declined to answer questions.

West later Tuesday defended his huddle with Trump, saying he discussed education and social issues with the president-elect.

“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change,” he tweeted.

“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums and violence in Chicago.”

West, who grew up in Chicago, vowed at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards that he had “decided in 2020 to run for president.”

The artist made headlines last month, meanwhile, when he told listeners at a concert in California he did not vote but said if he did he would have backed Trump.

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