Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Says ‘We Got What We Deserve’ With Donald Trump
President Donald Trump represents American society, according to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. In a new interview, he lashed out against the president and the culture at large, but also added that he hopes it provides an opportunity for change.
“[I]t really is a mirror image of our culture in America right now,” Hawkins told Onet News prior to their concert in Poland (see above video). “So people blame [Trump], but he’s just a symptom of a generation of reality-TV-obsessed, selfie-obsessed, Facebook-obsessed, tweet-obsessed, self-obsessed people. So we got that president because I think, unless the Russians did really hack in, we got what we deserve.”
As he continued, "[I]t’s a good chance for people to take a look at where we are as a culture and say, 'Is this where we want to be?' An orange, fake haired, tweeting president who tweets childish remarks about people who say little mean things about him, because that’s where we are right now. ... It’s a fricking weird freaky time, but it’s really representative of where our culture is right now.”
Adding that Trump's slogan of "Make America Great Again" is "f---ing rhetoric,” Hawkins referenced a piece of optimism that his frontman believes. "As Dave [Grohl] has said, there’s going to be a lot of good rock and roll hopefully, or music that can come out of political strife. It’s a hell of a price to pay for some good music, but hopefully at least that’ll happen. I don’t know, hopefully people are taking a look at themselves right now, and their culture and saying, 'Okay, have we gone too far? Because I think we have.'”
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