John Legend calls out Paul Ryan over Father's Day Tweet

Singer John Legend slammed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Twitter over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy separating nearly 2,000 children from their families. Legend tweeted, “Seriously, f—k you. Reunite the families at the border and we can talk about Father’s Day.” Legend’s comment was a response to Ryan’s tweet on Father’s Day containing a video titled “How Becoming a Father Changed my Life” detailing how his children have affected his goals within his career. The video was captioned, “My life changed the day I became a father. Liza, Charlie, and Sam are my highest priority. Wishing all of the dads out there a happy early #FathersDay.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy last month detailing that any adult who entered the country illegally would be prosecuted. As a result, according to Customs and Border Protection, several hundred children were split up from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last month over two weeks. Amid criticism from many including the Pope and even the United Nations, President Trump shifted the blame from himself onto the Democrats tweeting that they were “forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda” on Friday. He furthered on Saturday that they “can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change

Last week, Chrissy Teigen, Legend’s wife announced via Twitter that each member of their family would be donating $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union for a total of $288,000 in honor of Trump’s 72nd birthday. She furthered that others who wanted to donate in honor of his birthday could do so at www.aclu.org/72. In the same tweet, she condemned the administration’s policy and called the administration out for its actions. “John and I are outraged to see and hear the horror stories of immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in America being ripped apart due to the inhumane policies of the Trump administration,” Teigen tweeted Thursday. “These actions are cruel, anti-family and go against everything we believe this country should represent.”

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