Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Calls Trump’s Response to the Coronavirus “Horsesh*t”


Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick let it be known that he planned to vote for Elizabeth Warren in the New York primary. Now that Senator Warren has dropped out of the race, though, Skolnick has announced his intention to support the incumbent, Donald Trump.


In fact, Skolnick has taken to Twitter to make it know that he’s less-than-pleased by Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has characteristically included a multitude of lies and self-congratulatory statements:

“Watching this WH press briefing – every speaker praising the President’s ‘extraordinary leadership.’ Even if that were true (which it’s obviously not), this is not how it’s done here. What country is this? Who are we? How did we get here? Is anyone buying this horsesh-t?! WtF”

When a follower replied that the staffers to which Skolnick was referring in his tweet were “just making sure his ego is soothed because his precious market numbers are in the tank ,” Skolnick responded:

“Exactly. I wasn’t a fan of George W Bush but after 9/11 – putting aside the Iraq debacle to follow – at least he was able convey a sense of reassurance during a time of emergency. And I don’t recall him – or any other President – getting praised by staff as if in a hostage video.”

Meanwhile, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton replied “Da tovarishch” — which is Russian for “Yes, comrade.” So presumably he also agrees with Skolnick’s assessment of the situation.

Elsewhere in the same thread, Skolnick also took time to shame Fox News’ Trish Regan for their claim that the coronavirus is a hoax perpetrated by Democrats as “another attempt to impeach the president.”

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel were forced to cancel a show in Milan, Italy last month due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

You can check out all of Skolnick’s tweets at the bottom of this post. Testament’s new album, Titans of Creation, comes out April 3. You can listen to the single, “Children of the Next Level,” here. Catch Testament on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste starting in April:

4/20/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren [tickets]
4/21/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey [tickets]
4/23/2020. Houston, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/24/2020 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/25/2020 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
4/26/2020 Austin, TX @ Emo’s [tickets]
4/28/2020 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall [tickets]
4/29/2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets]
4/30/2020 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [tickets]
5/02/2020 Mexico City, MX ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/05/2020 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/06/2020 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA [tickets]
5/07/2020 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount [tickets]
5/08/2020 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom [tickets]
5/09/2020 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/10/2020 Montreal, QC @ M’Telus [tickets]
5/11/2020 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall [tickets]
5/13/2020. Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre [tickets]
5/14/2020 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall [tickets]
5/15/2020 Columbus, OH Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/16/2020 Joliet, IL @ The Forge [tickets]
5/17/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/19/2020 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall [tickets]
5/20/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot [tickets]
5/22/2020 Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater [tickets]
5/23/2020 Vancouver, BC w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Seattle, WA w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/26/2020 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades [tickets]
5/27/2020 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/28/2020 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]

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