As the GOP debate took place on the evening of September 16, several A-list celebrities took to Twitter to contribute their thoughts on what was being said. Among them was musician John Legend.
The 36-year-old singer initially posted a tweet lashing out at Jeb Bush for claiming that his brother and former president, George W. Bush, “kept America safe” during the 9/11 attacks. This definitely outraged more than a few people, including Legend, who questioned the claim, tweeting, “How do you get to say you kept America safe when you presided during 9/11? That’s a major asterisk.”
Two and a half hours into the debate, Legend again tweeted, “What a sad, stupid climate change debate.” This was following the first reference to climate change, made by Marco Rubio who said that America was not a planet and they wouldn’t “destroy” their economy to fight it. This came as a big surprise, and to add to it, Chris Christie supported him.
This caused Legend to say that electing a president who wasn’t serious about climate change was a huge mistake. “These guys disqualify themselves with this foolishness,” he added. Legend also retweeted a few other posts that called the leaders silly for even questioning whether they should support fighting off climate change in the first place.
Soon after, the “All of Me” singer then reposted a photograph of President Barack Obama acting chummy with Chris Christie, along with the caption, “‘I do not feel safe with Barack Obama.’ -Chris Christie.” This garnered several laughs from other users and over a thousand retweets.
Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina won the debate by a wide margin when she called out Trump several times, causing him to fluster. In addition, the Republican hopeful presented herself to be a strong speaker; she related to the audience and got a lot of applause for her clear plans and attacks against Donald Trump.
John Legend, Twitter post, September 16, 2015, 7:02 p.m.
John Legend, Twitter post, September 16, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
John Legend, Twitter post, September 16, 2015, 7:52 p.m.
Diane N. Sevenay, Twitter post, September 16, 2015, 7:09 p.m.