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Do not mess with Josh f**king Groban if you’re a Trump supporter

Groban goes rogue.

 

Bryan Rolli

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Published Jun 28, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 1:29 am CDT

Josh Groban sold millions of records with his rich, golden tenor, and he’ll earn thousands of retweets with his scathing political satire.

The “You Raise Me Up” singer quoted a tweet from Reuters on Monday that said the United States’ global image has plummeted under President Trump’s leadership, adding the caption: “Survey says….<studio audience chants> NOT GREAT!!”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this made some of his followers very, very angry.

“I’m a Trump supporter! Very disappointed to read this,” one user replied. “I was a huge fan. Guess you’re just part of Hollywood elite now. Sad!”

Groban took the criticism in stride, tweeting a picture that he must have presumed would quell @RazorbackFan’s fury.

The disgruntled ex-fan fired back a few volleys, arguing for a while with Groban’s followers but getting no response from the singer himself. Another user tried (and failed) to get #BoycottJoshGroban trending, though Groban quickly eviscerated his adversary.

That could have—and should have—been the end of it. But then Sean Hannity chimed in.

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/879791171916247041

New York magazine’s Yashar Ali helpfully noted that Hannity himself would have taken such accusations far less kindly.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/879808315416596480

Thankfully, the multi-platinum singer kept his cool and tactfully shut down Hannity.

https://twitter.com/joshgroban/status/879800457031548928

He even schooled the Fox News host on the difference between journalists and entertainers.

The moral of this story: Don’t mess with Josh Groban. He will raise you up, but not so you can stand on mountains—simply so he can send you crashing back down to earth with his 140-character barbs.

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*First Published: Jun 28, 2017, 5:09 pm CDT