John Legend has called Donald Trump a “racist” at the start of a Twitter tiff with the GOP candidate’s eldest son Friday.
Donald Trump Jr., the 38-year-old son of the Republican frontrunner, took to the Twitterverse to ridicule the protesters who prompted his father to cancel his Chicago rally.
“Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer,” he tweeted. “The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!”
Legend quickly fired back and tweeted, “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.”
Trump Jr. quoted Legend’s tweet and added, “Here we go again. That can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like. That’s why the country is so divided now!”
“No,” replied Legend. “It’s just the answer when racist racists are saying racist shit and are endorsed by the KKK.”
Trump was forced to cancel a rally in Chicago due to security concerns on Friday.
Protesters wanted to keep the GOP presidential frontrunner from taking the stage. According to the Associated Press, Trump supporters walked through an anti-Trump crowd outside the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion Friday, chanting, “We stopped Trump! We stopped Trump!”
According to the local NBC station in Chicago, scuffles broke out in the crowd. Some people could be seen yelling at each other or making vulgar gestures and at least one punch was thrown. A man who stormed the podium was forcibly escorted away by police officers.
In a statement shortly after the rally was canceled, Trump’s campaign sent out a statement saying: “Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date. Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”
See the Twitter exchange between Legend and Trump the Younger below.