Trent Reznor: Donald Trump Is a ‘Complete, F—ing Moron’
Trent Reznor has made a career of being blunt and honest, and that extends to his political views. In a new interview the Nine Inch Nails leader said, in no uncertain terms, how he feels about President Donald Trump.
“[T]he president of the United States is a complete f---ing moron,” he told the Village Voice. “That’s what gets me the most — that he’s this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people.”
The article describes Reznor as having a "full-blown cable news addiction," which means that he's had to tone down his words when explaining politics to his children. Reznor recalled his six-year-old son asking if Trump was a bad guy. “Look, I don’t think he’s a good guy," he remembered saying. "Some people do. I don’t think he believes in science and I don’t think he believes people should be treated decently and I don’t think he tells the truth. That’s why I don’t like him.”
However, as a native of the small Rust Belt town of New Castle, Pa., Reznor can empathize with those who were drawn to Trump's message because they felt his campaign directly addressed their needs, even if their actions let him down.
“Clearly I find it...disheartening,” Reznor added. “When you’re not in an urban environment, you often feel left out of the conversation, and I get that. I grew up in that.”
Nine Inch Nails' most recent effort, an EP called Add Violence, was released last week. They're promoting it with only a handful of shows. Last weekend, they played the FYF Festival in Los Angeles, and will close out New York's Panorama Festival on Sunday. They'll also play Chicago's Riot Fest and the Aftershock Fest in Sacramento, Calif., later in the year.
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