Josh Groban decided to retweet the story from Reuters. With the country's rating dropping, Groban pointed out that the world's view of the U.S. is "Not Great." This was likely in reference to Trump's campaign promise to 'Make America Great Again."
Of course, when you talk politics on Twitter, people are going to talk back. One supporter seemed to indicate that Groban not supporting Trump means that she'll stop being a Groban fan. She even called him part of the "Hollywood elite."
Groban shot back with this cutting observation. Donald Trump may wear a red trucker hat at times, but he also starred in a reality television show and lives in a gold-plated penthouse. Trump may not be Hollywood, but he is certainly elite.
One person questioned why the U.S. should care about the opinions of other countries. But Josh had a response to that too. Trump's campaign speeches referred to how other countries viewed the U.S., and if their opinions mattered then, it should matter now.
One Twitter user tried to lump Josh Groban's tweet with recent actions by Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp. Griffin, of course, was in a photo that included a decapitated Trump head. Groban, meanwhile, issued a tweet with no violent words or images, and included a reference to Family Feud.
Groban was quick to point out he did not support the words and actions of Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp. Instead, Groban was expressing his feelings about Trump in a non-hateful way. But some people had trouble getting it.
Josh Groban responded by pointing out that criticizing the president is, in fact, very American. It's part of the First Amendment. Which happens to be the same amendment that also allowed people to freely criticize the president when Barack Obama was in office.
From there, Sean Hannity also got involved for some reason. He also brought up topics like incest and ISIS, things that Josh Groban had not even mentioned. It appeared that Hannity was trying to put words into Groban's mouth.
Groban responded by saying that if someone called Hannity un-American or a commie, he would likely stand up for himself as well. Groban is also aware that Hannity is simply probably looking to feud with a celebrity. It creates a story that Hannity can try to use for ratings.
Hannity went on to list a number of sources he assumes Josh Groban gets his news from. He also referred to them as "Edited Fake News," in quotation marks. But don't those quotation marks mean that it's not really edited fake news?
Josh Groban responded by getting in the last word. At the end of the day, both he and Sean Hannity are in the business of entertainment. If you rely on either of them as your main source of news, you may need to add some other sources as well.
In the end, Josh Groban demonstrated that he's more than just a singer. He's also an expert at throwing shade. He may have lost a few fans in the process, but it's likely he gained some others as well.