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.”
—(@ThePatriot143) January 27, 2017
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.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2012
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.