Wyclef Jean, who first appeared with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on The Apprentice in 2005, is the latest in a long line of celebrities to openly speak out about the billionaire about comments he made concerning illegal immigrants, during his June 16 presidential announcement.
Wyclef, 45, was performing in Pomona, CA, Thursday night when all of a sudden he said to the crowd,
“F— Donald Trump, he don’t like the Mexicans.”
TMZ has it all on camera -> Press Play
Inside Trump Tower on June 16, Donald addressed immigration problems and international trade, among other issues and has been feeling the backlash since. He said, “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people who have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Despite opposition, Trump doesn’t back down from his statement.
Wyclef Jean joins Colombian pop singer J. Balvin, Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez, and actor Cristian de la Fuente as the latest celebrities to scold Donald.
Balvin, Sanchez, and de la Fuente cancelled appearances at next month’s Miss USA pageant, and The American Spanish language TV network Univision also announced this week that it had cut ties with Trump’s Miss Universe organization following his remarks.