Cher remains defiant after a particularly harsh takedown of Donald Trump.
Legendary pop singer Cher sharply criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump during a Clinton fundraiser in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Towards the end of her speech, Cher called Trump a “consummate liar” and an “insane and sociopathic narcissist” before introducing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at the Sunday event.
“I was thinking all the despots, you know, Stalin, Hitler, but then I thought, even though they said the same things – ‘we’re going to make Germany great again’ –and it was at a time when the Deutsche Mark I think was 25 cents,” she told the crowd, adding “and also, like, look at Brexit. These people just screw[ed] themselves so badly because they were angry and they didn’t think it could get worse.”
“So anyway, I just wish he’d fall off the face of the earth,” she added.
The New York Times reports that Cher hyped Clinton earlier in the speech telling the audience: “This chick is just tougher than Chinese algebra.”
She also took time to discuss Clinton’s work on the behalf of women and children and addressed concerns about Clinton’s ability to connect with voters.
“You know, she is shy and she’s not the greatest speaker in the world,” Cher said, adding: “But this is what I believe and this is what I know. I know that she will work every moment of every day. I just want you to know that I believe in her so much, I believe in Hillary so much. I know that if (Trump) got into office, our world would be the worst place. We could never, I don’t think we could imagine how bad it could get.”
However, as Rolling Stone reports, Cher spent most of her time disparaging Trump whom she called “a fucking idiot.”
“None of us are perfect, but I believe [Clinton is] genuine … unlike Trump,” Cher continued. “Do you remember Fun With Dick and Jane? It’s like racist Fun With Dick and Jane! ‘We’re going to build walls!’ He doesn’t mean, ‘We’re going to make America great again!’ He means, ‘We’re going to make America straight and white.'”
CNN reported on Thursday that Cher remains defiant in the face of criticism surrounding her remarks:
Cher’s comments — part of an unscripted speech introducing Clinton to the assembled crowd, which warmly received the remarks — were posted on Facebook before being reported by The New York Times. The pop icon was widely criticized for the comments, but she remained defiant on Twitter Wednesday.
“Had I Known I’d Get Such Vicious Hate 4 Supporting Hillary, I Would Have Done It Anyway,” Cher tweeted Wednesday. “We Seem 2 b a Country DIVIDED. Its Like a Civil War.”
You can watch Cher’s speech, below: