Trump Says Madonna Is ‘Disgusting’ for Rally Comments

January 27, 2017 10:21 am Last Updated: January 27, 2017 12:18 pm

President Donald Trump, in an interview with Fox News, commented on Madonna’s recent speech at a women’s march rally last week.

Speaking with Sean Hannity on Thursday night, the president described the 58-year-old singer as “disgusting” for her remarks. Madonna had said at the rally that she’d been thinking “an awful lot about blowing up the White House” after Trump’s inauguration.

“Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause,” he said, referring to her speech. He was responding to a question from Hannity about the singer.

“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.”

It’s not the first time Trump publicly criticized Madonna.

In 2012, he tweeted about Madonna’s asking concert-goers to vote for President Barack Obama.

“Many people walked out on Madonna’s concert when she told them to vote for Obama. Years ago I walked out because the concert was terrible!” he wrote at the time.


Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington. Madonna, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Jake Gyllenhaal and feminist leader Gloria Steinem were some of the Hollywood A-list celebrities in attendance at the march in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Madonna performs on stage during the Women’s March rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

After the comments on Saturday, Madonna later issued a comment to try and explain herself.

“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she wrote on her Instagram page.