“It’s tough, because the president of the United States is a complete fucking moron,” lamented the Nine Inch Nails frontman, whose band released a new EP, Add Violence, last week. “That’s what gets me the most—that he’s this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people.”
Reznor said he chose his words more carefully when his 6-year-old son caught him binging on cable news and asked his dad, “Donald Trump is a bad guy, isn’t he?”
“Look, I don’t think he’s a good guy. Some people do,” the 52-year-old rocker responded. “I don’t think he believes in science and I don’t think he believes people should be treated decently and I don’t think he tells the truth. That’s why I don’t like him.”
Maybe Trump will take credit for Reznor’s publicity spike, just like he did with Steven Tyler.