Stevie Wonder Sings National Anthem On His Knees, Calls Out Trump
Stevie Wonder took the stage in Texas and got down on both knees with his harmonica to play and sing the national anthem before calling out President Donald Trump.
“And the home of the united people of America. Not just some, but all. Feel me, feel me, Mr. President,” the 67-year-old legendary singer told the crowd at the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin Sunday night, according to Newsradio.com on Tuesday. (RELATED: Stevie Wonder Kneels ‘For America’ At Global Citizen Festival [VIDEO])
“I’ve never seen the color of my skin, nor the color of your skin,” he added. “Not to get political, because I don’t like to do that. It is time for the leader of this nation, the leaders in the varied political positions that they hold, the people, we as artists–all of us come together as a united people of these United States of America.”
It was the second time during a concert that the singer’s gotten down on his knees to show his support for NFL players who have used the moment during the signing of the “Star Spangled Banner” to protest racial injustice.
Last month, during the Global Citizen Festival, the singer announced that he was taking a knee to pray for our country.
“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder told the crowd. “But not just one knee! I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world, and our globe.”