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We couldn't possibly put together a complete list of bands who are against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, since most—if not all—of our scene seems to be against him. Still, our favorite musicians have made some pretty great statements opposing his bid for the White House. Here are just a few highlights from the scene's anti-Trump movement:
Tom Morello, Rage Against The Machine
Morello is pretty intensely against the candidate, and will respond with political facts toward people who want to learn more. Plus, this year he put together Prophets Of Rage, which could be called an anti-GOP band in its origin.
Trump claimed US judge incapable just because he's of Mexican heritage. That's the dictionary definition of racism. https://t.co/6SCaTPefJ4
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 1, 2016
Chuck Comeau, Simple Plan
Comeau provided some commentary on one of the presidential debates in a concise tweet:
So embarrassing to watch Trump lie, misinform people, prey on people's ignorance and be a complete demagogue. Complete cringe-fest.
— Chuck Comeau (@chuckcomeau) September 27, 2016
The White Stripes
So, one positive side to Donald Trump running for president is that it got the White Stripes back together. Not to make new music, but to make fun of the guy. (We’ll take what we can get.)
Nick Ghanbarian, Bayside
Nick delivered a pretty great burn on Trump’s interesting Twitter game.
I always have to check the date on Trump tweets to see if it was from when he was an idiot 4 years ago, 1 year ago, 1 week ago or 1 hour ago
— Nick Ghanbarian (@nickbayside) October 10, 2016
AJ Rebollo, Issues
Not everyone who is against Trump is a Hillary Clinton supporter. AJ Rebollo is one such example: He’s not a fan of either candidate. But especially not a fan of Trump.
Hillary is garbage. Trump is garbage-r
— Dinki-Di (@ajbends) June 8, 2016
Van Jones said it best. If Trump were black & said the things he's said/done the things he's done, imagine how different things would be
— Dinki-Di (@ajbends) October 10, 2016
Jake Marquis, Sleep On It
Now this is just threatening.
Can we send Trump to wherever all those defective Galaxy Note 7's ended up?
— Jake Marquis (@jakesonaplane) October 10, 2016
Stephen Gomez, The Summer Set
The Summer Set have started to ask fans to not vote for Trump at shows. That’s a pretty good strategy. And Stephen is about as against Trump as you can get.
DONALD TRUMP HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— Stephen Gomez (@stephen_james) October 10, 2016
How the fuck has Hillary run a “negative campaign?” She literally just posts clips of things Trump has ACTUALLY SAID!!!
— Stephen Gomez (@stephen_james) October 5, 2016
Ben Langford-Biss, As It Is
Too many Trump signs is too much for Ben.
Driving through the middle of nowhere in FL & GA seeing way too many Trump signs ��
— ben is okay. (@benasitis) October 9, 2016
Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low
He certainly speaks his mind.
How is it still a discussion? Trump is a gigantic piece of shit. Irrefutable. If you're not happy with the alternative, time to speak up.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) October 9, 2016