The father of two had no time for Ryan’s Father’s Day wishes while parents are torn from their children at the border.
Singer John Legend had a simple but powerful message for House Speaker Paul Ryan after his attempt to send a happy Father’s Day message despite Republicans tearing fathers and mothers away from their children at the border.
Seriously, f*** you. Reunite the families at the border and we can talk about father’s day.
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
2:26 PM – Jun 16, 2018
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Legend, a father of two, later retweeted another message regarding the Trump administration’s border policies:
if you think stealing someone’s baby is a reasonable response to them crossing an imaginary line on the ground you are either brainwashed or a horrible person
9:23 AM – Jun 16, 2018
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Just ahead of Father’s Day, the Department of Homeland Security announced that about 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border since the new “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect in April.
Ryan is not the first among the Republican camp to receive criticism for taking his family for granted while those at the border are told their families mean less because they are not American citizens.
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Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have both been very outspoken against Trump and his policies. Last week, in light of Trump’s 72nd birthday, the couple and each of their two children donated $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union — totaling $288,000.
Teigen wrote on Twitter:
happy birthday, @realDonaldTrump
10:37 AM – Jun 14, 2018
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Teigen later shared that over just two days, more than $1 million was raised.