John Legend is doubling down on remarks that him and wife Chrissy Teigen have considered leaving the U.S. due to President Trump’s “embarrassing” leadership.
The singer made the comments in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K., during which he sounded off on the Nov. 3 presidential election, the coronavirus pandemic and Kanye West’s run for office. “I love this country and have no desire to leave, but I stand by every quote in this article,” Legend, 41, tweeted on Saturday. “Without a commitment to representative democracy and the rule of law, this nation is in serious peril. Anyway, let’s voice to save democracy, save the nation.”
The All of Me singer, who is expecting his third child with Teigen, 34, (the couple share daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2), is the publication’s October digital cover star.
“Every once in a while you think about it,” Legend told the magazine on the prospect of living abroad with his family. “We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.”
Legend said an ideal location would be one “that is a true democracy, that has respect for the rule of law and human rights.” He added, “If America chooses to be that place then people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else. It is truly disturbing and concerning.”