- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Music legend and Hillary Clinton supporter Stevie Wonder says casting a vote for Donald Trump is like asking him to drive a car.

“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?” Mr. Wonder, who has been blind almost since birth, said during a recent interview with Philly.com.

The interviewer said “no,” to which Mr. Wonder responded: “Exactly. Because I’m not an experienced driver.”

“So my belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment,” the 66-year-old continued. “Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. That’s the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation.”

Mr. Wonder, who has been stumping for Mrs. Clinton on the campaign trail, made the comments backstage Friday night after playing a Get Out The Vote concert for the Democratic nominee in Philadelphia.

He said he’s “with her,” a reference to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign slogan, because of her commitment to issues affecting women and racial minorities, the Huffington Post reported.

“I’m moved by her sensitivity,” he said. “You gotta think that sometimes the world has broken her heart. And yet she’s still committed. She’s still fighting for women’s rights, for women’s equal pay, for people of all ethnicities. … We say this is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and now there’s all of this talk about building a wall? … I think it takes a place of positivity in the spirit. So I’m really for the person who is optimistic, not pessimistic.

“This is not a reality show. This is life in reality,” he said. “So I’m with her because I believe in where we are, and where we are going to go. I have always believed that America is great. We’re just going to make it greater.”

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