Trump is di­vid­ing Amer­ica: Mack­le­more

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal

Amer­i­can hip-hop artist Ben­jamin Ham­mond Hag­gerty, or Mack­le­more, as he is pop­u­larly called, made sure that his maiden gig in Pune was a mem­o­rable one. The 33-year-old spoke at length about his con­nec­tion with In­dia, but the high­light of the 90-minute per­for­mance by the Grammy award­win­ning rapper was when he spoke out against Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent, Don­ald Trump.

“What Don­ald Trump is try­ing to do right now is di­vide hu­man be­ings. Amer­ica is beau­ti­ful melting pot of cul­ture and di­ver­sity, and peo­ple from all over stay here. Amer­ica is a coun­try full of im­mi­grants. My great grand­par­ents im­mi­grated from Ire­land. What he is try­ing to do is to di­vide peo­ple ac­cord­ing to the God they be­lieve in,” he said, ad­ding, “... he’s try­ing to di­vide them ac­cord­ing to in­vis­i­ble man-made lines, that are drawn in the sand and they are not real. I be­lieve, that this hu­man race is big­ger than the lim­i­ta­tions that we put on it. I be­lieve in love over ha­tred. Ha­tred can never drive out the light that is un­con­di­tional love.” The crowd cheered him on as he made his thoughts about Trump clear.

He later fol­lowed his re­marks with a song ti­tled, F**k Don­ald Trump. The two minute song was aimed at all the poli­cies ad­vo­cated by Trump, and the mu­si­cian fin­ished it off by giv­ing the Pres­i­dent — the bird (fa­mously called the mid­dle fin­ger).

Amer­ica is full of im­mi­grants. What Trump is try­ing to do is to di­vide peo­ple by to the God they be­lieve in MACK­LE­MORE, SINGER


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