If you thought Donald Trump would tone down his off-putting rhetoric about women once he traded Trump Tower for the Oval Office, you were wrong. Queen of Pop Madonna is the latest object of Trump's never-ending wrath. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that aired Thursday night, the president called the music icon "disgusting."
You'll recall that at last week's Women's March in Washington, Madonna delivered a performance, along with a fired-up speech about her anger about the election results but her ultimate choice to choose love over hate. She also said a thing she maybe shouldn't have said: "Yes, I’m angry," Madonna preached onstage at the pre-march rally. "Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden wrote on the eve of World War II: 'We must love one another or die. I choose love.'"
Though Madonna later apologized for her comment in an Instagram and clarified that she's not actually toying with the idea of blowing up White House, that didn't stop Trump from putting in his two cents about the singer.
"Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt the whole cause," Trump told 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."
See for yourself in the clip below:
It's an interesting choice of words, considering Trump was rumored to have been trying to get a date with the pop star in years past. And when she rebuffed his advances, Trump even posed as his own publicist to spread a manufactured story that he was the one who blew her off.
But it's not as though Madonna has kept quiet on her thoughts about Trump. In a discussion with Marilyn Minter on the eve of the inauguration, the artist said that she's horrified by the election of Trump but plans to use this moment in history as a catalyst for creating positive change.
"I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason: to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking-for-granted we’ve become of our freedom and the rights we have as Americans," she said. "They say it’s always darkest before the dawn. This had to happen to bring people together—so let’s get this party started!"
If there's anyone who's going to start the party, we're perfectly fine with it being Madonna.
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