Tons of famous people like Hillary Clinton for president. The entertainers and movie stars that make up her fan club range in renown from Britney Spears to George Clooney. Now it looks like Clinton has managed to add another famous face to her roster of celebrity endorsements. In an interview with Philly.com, Stevie Wonder offered a down-to-earth but hilarious endorsement of the former Secretary of State.
‘I’ll give you a point of reference. As much as you have great love for me and you think I’m funny and la la la la la and I make you laugh and all that, if you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car? … I’m not an experienced driver, right? So my belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment. Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. That’s the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation.’
The living pop music legend had incisive criticisms to level against Clinton’s opponent in the interview, as well. He railed against Trump’s decision to do away with Obamacare, cautioning the real estate tycoon not to “throw the baby away with the bathwater.” He also spoke about Trump’s treatment of women, Latinos, and Muslims, and chastised the GOP candidate.
‘I think, when I travel and I talk to people and they say, “How are you having someone who talks about people who are Muslims, or talks about Latinos, or talks about people’s looks?” I mean, c’mon! This is not a reality show. This is life in reality. So I’m with her because I believe in where we are, and where we are going to go. I have always believed that America is great. We’re just going to make it greater.’
The numbers support Stevie and his assertion that the country is actually doing well. And his words on Trump’s attitude towards minorities should not be taken lightly. Keep in mind that Stevie is a guy who came of age in the thick of the African American Civil Rights Movement. So it’s probably a pretty safe bet that he knows something about hate speech, bigotry, and the darker side of the U.S..
Stevie even humanized Clinton by talking a bit about what draws him to her campaign.
‘I’m moved by her sensitivity. You gotta think that sometimes the world has broken her heart. And yet she’s still committed. She’s still fighting for women’s rights, for women’s equal pay, for people of all ethnicities. We say this is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and now there’s all of this talk about building a wall? I think it takes a place of positivity in the spirit. So I’m really for the person who is optimistic, not pessimistic.’
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