Children’s musician Raffi Cavoukian says he won't shy away from criticizing President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE, saying “you have to fight fascism with everything you’ve got.”
The 70-year-old singer behind kids' classics like “Baby Beluga,” “Down by the Bay” and “The More We Get Together” said he uses his platform to “speak my truth," according to an interview with Fatherly published Wednesday.
“You know, I keep my voice in the public sphere to social media these days. I don’t politicize my concerts and I don’t even think of myself as an activist,” Cavoukian said. “But, if you care about democracy, if you care about a free society, if you care about fair elections, how can you not get involved these days?"
“You have to fight fascism with everything you’ve got,” he added.
Cavoukian was originally born in Cairo, Egypt, to parents of Armenian descent and became a multiplatinum selling recording artist in the 1970s. He now lives in Canada but is an avid follower of American politics.
He often insults the president on Twitter, calling him “vile,” “racist” and “cruel.”
what you do next matters.— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) October 29, 2018
using the words of dictators like Stalin, trump just called the media “the enemy of the people”—again. he’s learned nothing from the Khashoggi murder, the Pittsburgh killings, the mailbombs. his hateful words incite violence.
Nov 6. VOTE ✅ #Midterms pic.twitter.com/JvzkHN4BIo
The children’s entertainer also frequently shares support for Democrats and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack trillion tax hike the opposite of 'good investment' Progressive groups call for Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board to be abolished MORE (I-Vt.) on Twitter.
Cavoukian even wrote a song to support Sanders’s bid during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary entitled “Wave of Democracy.”
“He’s an extraordinary public servant,” Cavoukian told the Los Angeles Times about the song. “He has a consistent record for being there for the struggles of working middle-class families. I was really inspired when he started his presidential run.”
happy birthday Bernie!!— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) September 8, 2018
you @SenSanders roused a nation, inspired a wave of progressive young people to run for office. #WeThePeople thank you!! #FeelTheBern #OurRevolution #WaveOfDemocracy