Miguel isn’t the first musician to criticize Donald Trump, but he’s probably the most blunt. When NME asked him about the billionaire businessman and reality star’s presidential campaign and how Americans should treat it, Miguel didn’t mince words.
“There’s a tremendous responsibility that we all have just to not be f–king ignorant,” he said.
He also called Trump’s forthcoming Saturday Night Live hosting gig a numbers play for NBC. “I believe it will be good for the ratings, I’m sure that’s how they’re looking at it too,” Miguel said. “But you know, I think there’s also a responsibility that you have to have. And I don’t think ignorance deserves that kind of attention and unfortunately we live in a world where attention is the ultimate currency.”
The Wildheart singer added that if he were offered to perform on the show Trump hosted, he would decline, “probably at my own detriment.”
See Miguel’s full comments about Trump at NME.