Criticism against the President is not something unheard of in the U.S. and with a president like Trump, given to making unexpected statements, it is inevitable that there are vociferous critics across the country. However, the criticism reached a high point in Marquee Theatre in Phoenix during a concert by rapper Macklemore. Part of the lyrics for a song that was presented by him included the words 'F___ Trump' and the crowd enthusiastically joined him in the chant, indicating the number of Trump critics in the crowd. The Marquee Theatre has a capacity of 2500.
Criticizing Trump is not new for Macklemore
The rapper who is known for the single 'Thrift shop' has not made any secret of his dislike for President Trump. He has, in fact, been quite vociferous in his criticism of Trump and his policies. Apparently, at the Phoenix city event, he first gave a speech about acceptance and inclusiveness and then lead into a song of his titled 'Same love'. Any doubts that were there about whether or not he was talking about Trump's immigration policies were later eliminated when the rapper gave another speech directly addressing this issue. According to a member of the audience, the chant of 'F____ Trump' was not met with any boos from the listeners and in fact, with the crowd chanting it along with Macklemore, this was one of the loudest parts of the event, she said.
First Eminem, then Macklemore
While Macklemore has not shied away from making Anti-Trump chants or songs, he is not the only celebrity, and that too music artists, to do so. Recently, during the BET Hip Hop Awards on October 10th, popular rapper Eminem did pretty much the same thing with a freestyle song that roundly criticized President Trump. The song was quite controversial and it launched both the awards and Eminem into the spotlight after it was played during the awards ceremony. The song is titled 'The Storm', appropriately enough because it did create quite a bit of a storm. It targeted the President directly and leveled charges against him for racism, apart from many other issues including ill-treatment of military vets. Quite a few Hollywood celebrities spoke about the song after the event and endorsed the views presented in it. These celebrities include people like Ellen DeGeneres, LeBron James, and others, who also took to social media to show their support for the song.