MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Stevie Wonder’s got “Innervisions” to spare, but he said asking him to vote for Donald Trump would be like asking the Grammy-winning superstar to take the wheel.
Wonder made the comments following his “Get Out the Vote” concert on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Friday night in Philadelphia.
“If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car?” Wonder asked. “My belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment. Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people.”
Wonder also added that he would “hate to have the last years of my life in a place of pessimism,” and cautioned voters, “This is not a reality show. This is life in reality.”
Wonder has never been one to shy away from making political statements in his work. In 1974, he penned a pointed rebuke to the presidency of Richard Nixon with his song “You Haven’t Done Nothin’,” and in 1980 advocated for marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. as a national holiday with his anthem “Happy Birthday.”