Donald Trump Calls Madonna ‘Disgusting’ For ‘Blow Up the White House’ Comment
"Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause," Trump said in a discussion with Sean Hannity of Fox News, according to the New York Post (both the channel and the newspaper are head up by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch).
Trump, who during his presidential campaign appeared to suggest shooting opponent Hillary Clinton or her potential Supreme Court selections during an August 2016 rally, ("If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks, although — the Second Amendment, people. Maybe there is. I don’t know!"), said to Hannity, "I thought her, and a couple of others. But I thought she was in particular — I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country."
Trump's comments come after Madonna made a controversial statement during her appearance at the Women's March's D.C. arm on January 21: "Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know this won’t change anything," she said. "We cannot fall into despair."
The march was attended by an estimated half a million people, with the combined turnout with sister cities' marches estimated at 3.2 million, according to political site FiveThirtyEight.
Amid the fallout from critics over her "blowing up the White House" phrase in her remarks, she wrote to "clarify" her stance several days later.
"However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context," the singer wrote in an Instagram post.
"My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love.' I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.
"I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love," the "What It Feels Like For a Girl" singer said, before concluding with, "It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love."
Watch Madonna's Women's March speech in Washington, D.C. below.
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