Punk rock legend: Trump is a “political sex pistol”

Donald Trump through no fault of his own is a punk rock legend, says punk rock legend Johnny Rotten. (Photo via ITV)

Donald Trump through no fault of his own is a punk rock legend, says punk rock legend Johnny Rotten. (Photo via ITV)

President Trump has many fans around the globe. None of them, however, are as big or well-known as punk rock legend and former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Lydon, better known by his stage name Johnny Rotten.

The English punk rocker, who’s now a U.S. citizen, went on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” to promote his new limited edition book, Mr Rotten’s Songbook. However, he also wanted to discuss the political climate today, saying meeting former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was “fantastic” and that he’s very supportive of Brexit.

“The working class have spoken and I’m one of them and I’m with them,” Lydon said of Brexit.

He continued to say that President Trump is a “complicated fella,” but believes he’s been treated unfairly.

“One journalist once said to me, ‘Is he the political Sex Pistol?’ In a way,” Lydon explained since the Sex Pistols and the punk rock movement were anti-establishment.

“What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear [Trump] as a racist. And that’s completely not true. There are many, many problems with him as a human being but he’s not that. And there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians.”

Lydon even admitted that he would be open to being friends with the president.

“Think of the [laughs] we could have had.”

Watch the entire interview below.


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