“There’s many, many problems with him [Donald Trump] as a human being, but he’s not that. There just might be a chance that something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians. This is joy to behold.”
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While promoting his new, limited edition book, Mr Rotten’s Songbook, which collects the lyrics to every song written by the Sex Pistol, along with annotations and images of the frontman, Lydon also said some words on his thoughts on the positive aspects of Brexit.
“Where do I stand on Brexit? Well here it goes. The working class have spoke and I'm one of them and I'm with them,” Lydon says.
As a current US citizen, he is under Trump’s presidency, and he says the media are blowing things out of proportion.
“What I dislike is that the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not true,” Rotten says. “There just might be a chance that something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians. This is joy to behold.”
Piers Morgan says Trump is the archetypal anti-establishment character, and Lydon follows that by saying, “Dare I say, a possible friend.”
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Most notably, though, other artists have spoken out against President Trump and his actions, with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich speaking out against Trump’s border wall on Mexican TV.
“I don't think the world needs any walls. I think we need to bring people together,” Ulrich said to the Las Estrellas network.
And Billie Joe Armstrong has expressed his distaste of the presidential agenda set forth in Donald Trump's first week of office, via an Instagram message touching on everything from “these reckless decisions” to “his intention is to divide us as Americans,” culminating in the simple but powerful: “Please respect each other. Please show compassion.”
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