Corey Taylor on Donald Trump: “All Ego, All Talk and No Leader”
But what does Corey Taylor think?
The metal world’s Opinionator in Chief has shared his thoughts on our great Fuhrer in Chief in a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie on the Whiplash podcast. This certainly isn’t the first time Taylor’s spoken negatively about Trump — or the second, or the third, or the twentieth — but it never gets any less exciting to see one of the few well-known metal musicians willing to take a stand against this abhorrent administration continue to do so.
This time around Taylor spoke about the divide between the extreme political sides of the spectrum in America:
“It’s a very violent place right now. Whether the pundits or the strategists or the columnists, whether they wanna admit it or not, there is a fractious factor going on in America right now. And our so-called president is not doing us any goddamn favors by catering to a very minuscule part of his base. And we saw that with that pathetic press conference because no one’s gonna tell Donald J. Trump how to speak or be whatever. He put every goddamn foot in his goddamn mouth that he could possibly shove in there and he just basically showed that he’s all ego, all talk and no leader.
“I think we’re kind of at a point where the rest of our government needs to step up, needs to show some type of leadership or they’re all gonna go. Because the rest of us in the middle are tired of it — we’re tired of the zealots on both sides, we’re tired of the violence that erupts when both sides attack each other, for better or for worse. We’re tired of this, because we’re the ones carrying America, but we don’t get any of the coverage. It’s all the violence, it’s all the sensationalism that gets all the coverage. Meanwhile, we’re stuck in the middle going, ‘Nobody represents us. Why don’t we have a voice?'”
It’s interesting to see Taylor position himself as a centrist here, because that’s not at all how he’s come off in recent months with regards to Trump. Nevertheless, he’s not wrong: it’s the great majority stuck in the middle that often gets the short shrift when it comes to politics.
For more on what Corey Taylor thinks, tune in to the internet tomorrow… and the day after that, and the day after that.