Cyndi Lauper blasts Donald Trump for anti-gay views
'I thought he could have done better for his country than just go to the lowest common denominator and stir up the crap'
Cyndi Lauper isn’t having any of what she thinks are Donald Trump’s bigoted views and actions.
Lauper is blasting the three-times married Trump for some of stance against marriage equality and for some of his antics regarding President Barack Obama during last year’s presidential campaign.
‘I’m not going to kiss ass with somebody like that,Lauper tells Next magazine. ‘I felt that what he said about the gay community was disappointing because a lot of gay people work for him. It’s just sad.
Three-times married Trump spoke against gay marriage during his brief GOP presidential run saying at one point: ‘I just don’t feel good about it, I don’t feel right about it.’
He has since reiterated his stance.
Lauper, who appeared on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice to benefit her True Colors Fund in 2011, is even more outspoken about Trump’s attempts to perpetuate a myth that Obama was not born in the US.
‘I thought he could have done better for his country than just go to the lowest common denominator and stir up the crap,’ she said. ‘It’s our country, it’s not wrestling.’
‘If you try and make our president fail, it doesn’t matter who he is, you make our country fail. And if you really are a patriot, if you really give a sh*t about our country, you don’t do stuff like that.’
‘First of all, you’re an entertainer, and you make ugly buildings, and you’re famous for it. And you have a reality show with very high ratings. Don’t step into the forum like that. Become educated with facts. Don’t just be a sh*t-stirrer.’
‘Our country is in trouble and he keeps wanting to make [Obama] fail. Let’s call a spade a spade. The guy’s a black man and that’s your issue? What kind of idiot are you? Come on.’
Lauper, a Grammy and Emmy winner and longtime LGBT activist, next appears in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.