"There's a lot more going on in the world, and especially in our country, than that right now. But right now that's all you read about," Lauper said. "You don't read about the very large homeless population that's on the street. It's like, smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors all the time. Let's make the people fearful, fearful, fearful."
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To Trump's statement specifically, Lauper said the issue goes far beyond any single religion.
"I'm sorry that their religion got kidnapped," she said of Muslims, adding that killing and religion should not be entwined. "People who murder, they're not religious. They just murder people.... You can say it was God. Everybody blames God for everything. But, you know, if I was God, I'd be up there goin', 'Really? Me? Again? I didn't do it.''"