Napalm Death’s frontman endorses Hillary Clinton, can’t take Trump seriously

Posted by on November 3, 2016


We’re less than a week away from the elections in the United States but that’s no reason to stop hearing the criticism against the presidential candidates, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. The latest musician to pitch in his opinion regarding the presidential race is Napalm Death’s frontman, Mark “Barney” Greenway.

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, Barney discussed about the current political situation in the States, saying:

“I have to say that I really liked what [former presidential hopeful] Bernie Sanders was, and is, about; I really did. There were so many things that he spoke about that really rang true with me and were the things that I always supported in the system over here [in the U.K.] as well.”

He continued:

“I really struggle when it comes to the kind of situation that you’ve got now with the U.S. election. I mean, Trump is just… I just can’t take him seriously. I know he’s really offended a lot of people, but I think he’s so ludicrous in every way. And I just can’t believe that people would swallow that.

“Politicians always make this point of not insulting the electorate and they really make a big issue of that. But it doesn’t matter who you are. If you are really gullible enough to swallow some of the stuff that Trump says, given the position that he’s gonna be potentially presented with a couple of months on, I just don’t understand it. From a basic human perspective, it just doesn’t make any sense.

“So, yeah, it’s not gonna be good for anybody, I think, if he gets [elected president]. Because we have an interest in it too, because, like it or not, whatever happens in America has a domino effect elsewhere, so we all should be concerned about it.”

Barney is not too fond of Trump, leading to guess which candidate he endorses between the current runners. He stated:

“Given the toss-up between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, obviously I’ve already said who I would really pitch for. But I think at this point, it’s a case of damage limitation for all of us, and I think it would be far preferable for everybody if she gets it. ‘Cause she’s gonna get it. The system’s not gonna collapse overnight. We have the system that we have, everywhere in the world, that is kind of a derivative of some kind of core system. And as much as, with my nonpolitical head on, or rather with my anti-mainstream-politics head on, I’d like to see the pillars come tumbling down, which would give everybody in the world a better chance at freedom and dignity and equality and stuff, it ain’t gonna happen. So I think the best thing for now is if Hillary Clinton was to win. I think that’s fairly obvious. So there you go.”

This statement is similar to another interview done by Decibel Magazine, where he refers to Trump as “an oaf” but that was before who were going to be official candidates. Listen to his entire interview below and let us know what you think about it.


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