John Legend talked about the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by Donald Trump, which has been increasing every day.
The singer “All of Me” – who recently gave the ultimate performance at home to support first responders and medical workers battling COVID-19 – says the president is “the exact opposite of what we need right now.”
“He says a bunch of ridiculous happy-talk home remedies that people should not be doing and he thinks he’s brilliant because he has a relative who is a doctor,” Legend says in the latest episode of GQ Hype.
“Then you combine that with the fact that he doesn’t listen to scientists and makes every decision on how it will benefit him personally. He’s also a very short-term thinker, so he doesn’t think much about how to handle big, complex problems that require planning and long-term vision.”
Legend is quarantined with wife Chrissy Teigen and their two children — daughter Luna Simone, 4, and son Miles Theodore, 2 this month — and Teigen’s mother, Vilailuck in a rented beachside California home.
Speaking to GQ Hype, Legend willingly shared how he’s managing to be optimistic and positive amid the outbreak of the deadliest virus globally.
“I feel like we’ve adjusted pretty well,” says Legend. “We’re fortunate, of course. We have the resources to deal with everything we need to deal with in a pretty painless way. We have our family unit and we love our kids and love hanging out with them. And they especially love being home with us 24/7. We’re making the best of a wild situation.”
And that does not mean that the pandemic hasn’t played havoc with the potential of Legend to entertain.
Legend agrees that he’s just as worried about what the future holds and whether the new music he’s recorded — including the tropical-flavored track “Bigger Love,” which he unveiled on April 17—will be important in the world of post-isolation.