When Donald Trump found himself atop the republican pile at the conclusion of the 2016 primaries, there were a number of mighty annoying celebrities making mighty absurd claims.
A great many of the left leaning cultural leviathans had grand plans, should the unthinkable possibility of a Donald Trump presidency become a reality. Spoiler alert, Americans went there, and suddenly there was a whole new “resistance” game in town.
Celebrities such as Lena Dunham, of the HBO show Girls, was one of the most vociferously adamant about her willingness to leave the country if Donald Trump ascended to the Oval Office. Of course, as with all of these bold promises, Dunham is still here in the United States, and making media…for better or for worse.
Now, one of America’s most notorious pop singers is making her own, post-move claims, and blaming it all on The Donald.
Madonna, in a new interview with Italian Vogue, suggested that she relocated her family from the United Kingdom to Lisbon, Portugal, because of Donald Trump.
The singer, who is now in her sixth decade of recording, told Vogue that “this is not America’s finest hour,” and that she needed the breath of fresh air Europe could provide from her difficult existence in New York.
“I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute,” Madonna told the magazine, according to Fox News.
She also wanted to move to a country, she said, that doesn’t hate soccer so much, so her son could perfect his game.
“I’ve been desperate to get [David] into the best academies with the best coaches, but the level of football in America is much lower than the rest of the world,” Madonna explained. “I saw his frustration, and I also felt it was a good time.”
This tone-deaf argument against soccer comes during the same week that the MLS All Star game drew in excess of 72,000 fans in Atlanta, Georgia…squarely in the heart of SEC football territory.
It may be time for the Material Girl to reevaluate her relevance.