Cyndi Lauper blasted Donald Trump during a Friday radio interview, comparing him to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The 63-year-old singer/songwriter and activist told the hosts of San Diego’s Morning News she didn’t think the U.S. presidential candidate’s reality show credentials were enough to convince voters he should be the nation’s next leader, and she really took aim at Trump’s attitude towards the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community.
“The things that he says are appalling to me and shocking,” the True Colors singer raged. “I was so shocked when he started to talk about the LGBT community, when in fact, people… who did amazing work on his Celebrity Apprentice show were gay. You don’t talk about your employees like that ever.
“Even as a boss you have a responsibility for the people who work for you.”
Lauper is also unimpressed with Trump’s daughter Ivanka, 34, a former model with her own clothing line who is also a Trump executive and heavily involved in her father’s campaign. Ivanka was widely credited with persuading her father to first use the term ‘LGBTQ’ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer) during his speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio which referenced theOrlando, Florida shooting at gay nightclub Pulse that left 49 people dead.
“No matter what his daughter says, it has nothing to do with what that guy is selling,” she said. “That guy is selling inflammatory things that I have never in my whole entire life heard… except, you know, Hitler.”
Lauper has a history with Trump, having featured in season nine of his Celebrity Apprentice show.