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Cher throws down gauntlet to Democrats after underwhelming first year of Biden: ‘Time’s a wasting’

Lily Wakefield January 6, 2022
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Cher attends The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on 25 September, 2021. (WireImage/ Matt Winkelmeyer)

Cher has described Donald Trump as a “junk person”, but has called for Joe Biden’s administration to urgently up their game.

After praising MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell KIND fund, which raises money to provide desks for school children in Malawi, Cher appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday (4 January).

The pair discussed Cher’s support for the fund and her love of MSNBC, before talk turned to politics.

She said: “If you’ve ever read any of my tweets, you just know I’m so insanely political.

“I get myself in so much trouble, but I don’t care.”

Asked by O’Donnell how she feels after a whole year of having a “sane president”, Cher responded: “Well, I’d like to get in there and kind of scramble it up, because I really wish the Democrats would just go on full-tilt and run around with their hair on fire.

“I know it’s not the nice thing to do or it’s not the genteel thing to do, but time’s a wasting, guys, and somebody’s got to light a fire.”

Cher also offered her thoughts on former president Trump. Seeming almost lost for words, she told O’Donnell: “Well, babe, I’ve encountered some junk people and some people — just the worst things, think of a whole bunch of adjectives— but I’ve never encountered anyone [like Trump].

“They pale in comparison. You know, the people I know, they couldn’t even… he’s like a horse of a different colour.”

Biden’s first year in office has had its ups and downs. His approval ratings have tanked over the last year, and 2021 has tragically been the deadliest year on record for trans people in the US.

But Biden has made huge strides in reinstating rights stripped by his predecessor, and it is more than clear that having Trump out of the White House has been a huge positive for the LGBT+ community in America, and around the world.

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