Stevie Wonder on Voting for Donald Trump: It’s Like Asking Me to Drive
Stevie Wonder made a compelling argument against voting Donald Trump into office during a recent interview following his Get Out The Vote concert, where the "Superstition" singer endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Speaking with a reporter for Philly.com on Friday (November 4), the blind musician explained why he's voting for Clinton, and also noted how unqualified Trump is to run the United States in the process.
"If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car?” Wonder asked.
The reporter responded “no,” which prompted Wonder to explain, “Because I’m not an experienced driver, right?”
The “Isn’t She Lovely” singer continued, noting Clinton’s political experience alone qualifies her as the far more capable candidate.
"So my belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment,” he said. "Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. That’s the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation.”
Wonder also brought up Trump's repeated racist and sexist rhetoric as good enough reason not to vote for the former reality star.
"When I travel and I talk to people and they say, ‘How are you having someone who talks about people who are Muslims, or talks about Latinos, or talks about people’s looks?' I mean, c’mon! This is not a reality show. This is life in reality,” he said. “So I’m with her because I believe in where we are, and where we are going to go. I have always believed that America is great. We’re just going to make it greater.”
Wonder continued, naming Clinton's unending perseverance as another reason he's with the Democratic nominee.
"I’m moved by her sensitivity," he said. "You gotta think that sometimes the world has broken her heart. And yet she’s still committed. She’s still fighting for women’s rights, for women’s equal pay, for people of all ethnicities...We say this is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and now there’s all of this talk about building a wall? .... I think it takes a place of positivity in the spirit. So I’m really for the person who is optimistic, not pessimistic."
Head over to Philly.com to check out their full interview with Stevie Wonder.
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