Donald Trump went after pop star Madonna Thursday night in an interview with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, calling the star "disgusting" for controversial comments she made at last weekend's Women's March in Washington D.C.
"Honestly, she's disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause."
Trump echoed remarks made earlier in the week by Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who said Madonna should be jailed for telling a crowd she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."
Madonna followed that up by saying, "But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair." Instead, Madonna called for a "revolution of love."
But the followup fell on deaf ears for Gingrich who, interviewed on Fox News about the singer's comments, compared her to violent protesters who demonstrated during Donald Trump's inauguration. More than 200 people were arrested in the window-smashing unrest during Inauguration Day; the Women's March on Washington yielded zero arrests.
"She is parallel to the young fascist who ran around town breaking windows, all of whom should be given a maximum sentence," Gingrich said. "I had friends who couldn't leave their hotel because the demonstrators had broken through the police line and were bottling up the people in the hotel. I had other friends who were hassled trying to get to the inaugural address. What you have is an emerging left wing fascism. She's part of it and I think we have to prepare to protect ourselves."
Gingrich added, "The truth is, she ought to be arrested for saying she has thought about blowing up the White House."
Madonna took to Instagram Sunday saying her comments had been taken out of context.
"I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context," she wrote. "I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything."