Slayer Drummer Paul Bostaph: “Donald Trump‘s The Biggest Joke I’ve Ever Seen in My Life”
Noisey has launched a new video series, ‘Noisey Shreds,’ the inaugural episode of which features our old pal “Grim” Kim Kelly interviewing Slayer. The interviews were conducted at San Diego Comic Con, which took place this past July… which, for those of you who can’t use a calendar, was quite some time before President Trump was installed by Russia, and was, therefore, sometime before Tom Araya’s blunder of calling anti-Trump fans “snowflakes” and making a joke about gay conversion therapy.
Asked what he thinks about Donald Trump, Paul Bostaph answered thusly (via The PRP):
“Donald Trump’s the biggest joke I’ve ever seen in my life. Everybody clapping for some of the stuff he says, I’m like this is some of the scariest shit I’ve ever seen in my life as an American.”
Which is a fair assessment of the man who has managed to become the worst U.S. President in history in record time.
Interestingly enough, when Bostaph says this, Araya gives a little nod and makes a face indicating he agrees with Bostaph (or maybe he just has something in his eye and I’m completely misunderstanding his look):
Elsewhere, Araya demonstrates an understanding of the Constitution that far surpasses that of most Trump supporters (and jingoistic jackoffs in general):
“We were talking about the constitution and they literally wrote in there that, ‘Hey listen, if things aren’t going the way you think they should, trash this, get rid of your whole government and write a new one, because it’s time for a change.’”
Well, no, they didn’t literally write that, but Araya’s point is valid.
So was the whole Araya/Trump incident a brain fart on the frontman’s part? Has he since changed his mind? Does he suffer from Matthew McConaughey Syndrome, wherein someone mistakenly believes we have to try and “work with” this numbskull now that he’s in power? Was he pandering to Trump supporters when he made the “snowflake” comments? Has he had a stroke since July? It’s a total mystery.
Meanwhile, at a different point in the video,Kerry King, who we tend to think of as being “the liberal one” in Slayer, shares his thoughts on gun control and police brutality:
“I don’t know, probably depends on what day of the week it is and what kind of propaganda I’m paying attention to. At the end of the day, if you take guns away from everybody only criminals will have guns. Is that better? I don’t know.
“You know what I know is a problem, police departments trying to be militant states. You can’t have all these policemen shooting all these poor African American people and nobody doing time or doing anything for it. They’re gonna retaliate, I would. I want to clear the air and say I’ve got nothing against the police force—I think they’re heroes, but Jesus Christ, something’s gotta change.”
Well, at least King gets why people are so upset about “all these policemen shooting all these poor African American people and nobody doing time or doing anything for it.” And I LOL’d at his “propaganda” remark. But, man, “if you take guns away from everybody only criminals will have guns” is D-U-M-B DUMB. I mean, Australia has had much more stringent gun control laws in place than America since the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996, and they don’t seem to have any problem where criminals are just running around with guns and innocent people are being shot left and right. That’s what’s happening here. So. Y’know.
ANYWAY, you can watch the entire video below, then head to the comments section to whine about us being libtards.