The rapper posted a series of videos on Instagram shouting at the TV screen on topics ranging from the economy to Trump lying about the turnout at his rally (“Nobody showed up to yours, all the BTS fans brought tickets and nobody showed up to yours”) and paying $750 dollars in taxes.
In one of the evening’s most discussed moments, Trump was asked to publicly condemn white supremacists for stoking violence and racial tension at protests against police brutality in the US – he failed to even implicitly denounce their actions.
Responding on Twitter, Chance The Rapper wrote: “The entire country has to make a decision as to whether it will continue to downplay the fact that our president is an openly racist White Supremacist and what that means for its citizens, or… VOTE HIM OUT.”
Elsewhere, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter: “For those who hadn’t been listening for the past four years, Trump just told you that he ain’t leaving and that he is a white supremacist. If that doesn’t get every American who is not white into overdrive to toss his ass – we may actually deserve what happens next.”
John Legend tweeted: “We can’t put ourselves through another four years of this walking dumpster fire.”