President Donald Trump seems to be having a tense name-calling fusillade with Hollywood stars. The latest barrage has been with Madonna. He called her "disgusting" during an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday. This was in response to her speech during the Washington D.C. Women's March. She said she had thought about "blowing up the White House."
"I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause," Trump said of the iconic pop singer, according to The Fox News. "I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country."
Madonna had dropped the verbal bombshell during her huge D.C. march on Saturday. "I am outraged. Yes, I have an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won't change anything," she told an audience of almost half-a-million people.
It was almost thrice larger Trump's inauguration gathering. "We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, 'We must love one another or die.' I choose love. Are you with me?"
Immediately, there was another barrage from various quarters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus slammed her comments. There were other serious charges of Secret Service investigations from Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, according to rollingstone. Newt Gingrich said that she was part of an "emerging left-wing fascism" and said she "ought to be arrested."
The Texas radio station HITS 105 said that it will not play her music due to her "un-American sentiments." Still, in a since-deleted Instagram post on Sunday, Madonna explained that her quotes had been "taken out of context." She added, "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety."