The Material Girl may need to change her name to the Militaristic Girl after she admitted Saturday that she contemplated blowing up the White House during her speech at the Women’s March on Washington.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged,” said Madonna, referring to the results of the 2016 election that saw Donald J. Trump best Hillary Clinton.
“Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” Madonna continued. “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
Well, that line about blowing up the White House, along with her repeated use of “f*ck” during the speech, set the Internet on fire.
Conservative Newt Gingrich told “Fox & Friends” Monday that Madonna is part of an “emerging left-wing fascism.”
“Frankly, the truth is she ought to be arrested for saying she has thought about blowing up the White House,” he said.
The instant backlash from her remark had the 80s pop icon walking back her comments in a post on Instagram.
“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she wrote. “My speech began with ‘I want to start a revolution of love’.”
Madonna went on to say, “I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.”
“However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything,” she continued. “And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.”
Now, I get why all these lefties are upset. Hillary got trounced by Trump who isn’t exactly the standard bearer for chivalry and political correctness. Yet, here is a suggestion, instead of all this endless bitching about Trump, why don’t we give the guy a chance to do what he got elected to do: Make America Great Again.
Last time I checked, health care costs were on the rise, the national debt was out of control, our immigration policy was a joke, too many people were still out of the workforce, etc. etc. Trump’s got a lot on his plate. Let’s give him some time and let’s work with the man to see if we can effect some real change.