“My son David, who is going to be 13 on September 24, has wanted to play soccer professionally for years,” Madonna told Vogue Italia. “I’ve been desperate to get him into the best academies with the best coaches, but the level of football in America is much lower than the rest of the world. I saw his frustration, and I also felt it was a good time. I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute — as you know, this is not America’s finest hour.”
Madonna has revealed she moved her four youngest children to Portugal to not only further her son’s budding soccer career but to escape Donald Trump.
In an in-depth interview with Vogue Italia, Madonna blatantly alluded to the US President when she said she was keen to relocate her family for their Manhattan base as “this is not America’s finest hour”.
She has now settled in a mansion in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, along with her Malawi-born children David Banda, 12, Mercy James, 12, and twins Stella and Esther, five. [Source: News.com.au]
It is very telling how quick these out-of-touch, overpaid celebrities are to abandon the country which afforded them such wealth and opportunity as soon as the man in charge happens to disagree with them. Coincidentally, Madonna had no problem when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were systematically destroying our country.
Where was Madonna when Obama lied through his teeth, telling the American people that if we liked our healthcare we could keep our healthcare? Where was she when Obama sent pallets of cash over to Iran that was later used to fund terrorism?
Likewise, Madonna was seemingly cool with it when Hillary sold a staggering twenty percent of America’s Uranium supply to Russia in exchange for a massive donation to the then-Secretary of State’s sham foundation. And she didn’t care at all that Clinton used a private email server to conduct classified government business, putting the safety and security of Americans at risk.
Only now that we are finally on the upswing does Madonna take issue with what is happening in Washington. Ironic, isn’t it? Are things really so dire that they warrant anyone considering a move to a different country? Are 4.1% GDP and record-low unemployment and decreased government regulation really all that bad?
Indeed, many of us would disagree that “this is not America’s finest hour.” Surely Madonna hasn’t thought this one through.
While Madonna’s reason for moving to Portugal may be totally misguided, we do have to give her this: We are always telling those who are seemingly so fed-up with America to put their money where their mouth is and move somewhere else. Most of them don’t listen. After all, in the U.S., they enjoy more freedom and opportunity than any other country in the world could possibly offer.
However, Madonna has actually taken the plunge, packing her bags and moving her adopted children overseas. All we’ve got to say about that is good riddance. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya, Madonna. Most of us didn’t even know you were gone.