Like many of us, Russell Simmons is getting tired of Donald Trump’s charades for his presidential campaign.
The 58-year-old hip-hop legend, who has already spoken out once before about Donald Trump’s campaign tactics, recently shared an open letter addressing Trump, who is his friend by the way. (who knew???)
I mean we know money and money walk together but still.
Earlier in the year, Simmons admitted that Trump’s politics are indeed detrimental to America and that Kim Kardashian would have a better influence than the business mogul!
“I don’t like his politics. I don’t think he’d be good for America at all,” Simmons told HufffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill back in June. “He makes a lot of news. Doesn’t have as much influence as, say, Kim Kardashian. She would probably be a better president, in my opinion.”
In the open letter addressing his “amazing friend,” Simmons tells Trump to defer from perpetuating hate in his campaign.
Simmons, who’s Foundation for Ethnic Understanding comes in constant contact with various religious groups, organized a meeting at a Manhattan mosque to specifically address Trump’s Islamophobia. (yes, they found a name for it)
Simmons states in the letter,
“My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald.”
He then appeals to Trump saying,
“Stop fueling fires of hate…Don’t feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people. You’re smarter and certainly more loving then you let on.”
He simply tells Trump to “stop the bulls**t.”
In an interview with Yahoo, Russell Simmons further explains his open letter to his longtime friend, saying,
“This kind of speech is so hateful and hurtful that we as Americans have to stand up because we’re talking about ourselves when we’re talking about members of the Muslim community…What’s scary is not only his statements — it’s the number of people who support his statements.”
Simmons’s letter concluded with him saying that Trump is,
“becoming a major embarrassment,” adding, “I know the cheap seats are easy to play to, but you can get them just by being the man I have known for nearly 30 years.”
Good to know we still have (very rich) men in high places with good sense.