John Lydon Doubles Down on Supporting Trump: ‘I’d Be Daft as a Brush Not to’
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John Lydon is known for giving Trump no apologies, and during a recent interview with the Observer, he doubled his support for the president.
The Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd front man cited the economy as the reason he will vote for Trump's re-election. "I'd be as foolish as a paintbrush not to do it," he said. "He's the only sensible choice now that Biden is up - he's unable to be the man at the top."
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Lydon went on to state that his support began after the president was accused of being racist. "I've been charged the same thing, so I'm offended for anyone who calls it that," he said.
For those in need of a refresher, the singer and crew got into an argument with Kele Okereke at the 2008 Summercase Festival. The Bloc Party singer asked Lydon if he would consider reuniting Public Image Ltd and he allegedly responded with a racist tirade stating "Your problem is your black attitudes" and physically attacking Okereke.
Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai witnessed the attack and called Lydon on Twitter after the interview was published. "John Lydon's entourage attacked @keleokereke and used racist language," he wrote. "We were there. That he used this incident as a reason to support Trump is extremely telling. What a disappointing man."
Lydon denied the allegations at the time, telling the observer that he was "shocked" to be labeled as racist.
When asked about George Floyd's death, the punk legend said, "There's nobody I know who wouldn't say it's not awful."
"That doesn't mean that all cops are evil or that all whites are racist. Because all life is important," he added.
When it was pointed out that some were using the motto "All life is important" in order to reduce the matter of black lives, Lydon reiterated his position. "Of course I am anti-racism," he said before adding that it is not controlled by any political group or movement.
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