As you may have noticed by now, there are a fair amount of musicians who aren’t #FeelingTheTrump. First Neil Young asked The Donald to stop using “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his rallies, then Adele indirectly shut Donald down from using her music. Even the right-leaning group Aerosmith was ticked off when Trump used “Dream On.” Basically, the only friends Donald Trump has in the music world are Kid Rock and Meat Loaf. And probably Ted Nugent.
The latest artist to express his disdain for the GOP candidate is Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who had some choice words from Trump in a recent Rolling Stone interview.
“I can’t take Donald Trump or anything he says seriously,” he says. “I just think that he’s a silly reality-show bozo and blustering guy who likes getting attention. I don’t think he wants to be president, and I don’t think he has a chance to be the president. He’s just some egotistical, silly person whose main concern in life is getting a blowjob. He wants to be on TV and he wants everyone to thinks he’s important.”
If Flea’s disdain for the former Republican front-runner weren’t evident enough, the 53-year-old musician went on about just how much he doesn’t like the presidential candidate.
“I don’t think he even believes what he says,” Flea says. “He’s just a product of, if you yell loud enough and bluster around enough, people are going to pay attention to you. He works the media and they love it. I’m hesitant to even discuss it because I just find it all to be really trivial.
“This guy literally has never said a single thing about anything that actually affects an issue that has anything to do with anyone in America’s reality,” adds the musician. “He’s never said anything like he is going to help working class people or poor people. I guess he can help rich people get tax breaks. He’s a real-estate bozo who was born rich and has parlayed it from being a money-scammer guy.”
Flea didn’t save all his ire for Trump, however. He’s not much of a fan of Ted Cruz either:
“Ted Cruz is a selfish, mean-spirited man. He’s taking millions of dollars from companies like Goldman Sachs and all these corporations and those are the people who are going to tell him what to do if he gets in office,” says Flea. “The NRA and big financial institutions are going to tell him what to do, and he’s going to do what they say because they’re the ones that own him.”
In case you’re wondering, the candidate Flea is fond of is Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who he described as “the only reasonable candidate for President Of The United States” in an August tweet. The Chili Peppers will be playing a rally for Sanders this Friday in Los Angeles.
(Via Rolling Stone)