Pink Floyd co-founder and pro-Palestinian activist Roger Waters launched into an anti-President Trump rant while promoting his new film Tuesday night in New York.
During a Q&A after a screening of his concert film, “Us + Them,” Mr. Waters told moderator John Loeffler that while young people all over the world are becoming more resistant to the status quo, particularly in politics, they still don’t seem to be getting the message in the United States.
“Because if they were, you wouldn’t have Donald Trump as a president, you wouldn’t be having all this nonsense with the Democratic primaries, with them trying to destroy the only candidate who can possibly win against Donald Trump, [Sen. Bernard] Sanders,” Mr. Waters said, Rolling Stone reported.
“We’re living here in a fool’s hell,” he continued. “The United States of America is not a fool’s paradise; it’s a fool’s hell. And watching [the film], it reminded me that the great battle is the battle between propaganda and love. And propaganda is winning. And sadly, the buttons of the propaganda machine are being pushed by people who are f–ing sick. These sick, sociopathic f–ers, all of them, every single one of them. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is somewhere down here, floundering around in the muddy water at the bottom of the oligarchic pool.”
Mr. Waters went on to call the president a “tyrant” who is supposedly responsible for the mass murder of “brown people for profit” across the world.
“And this is a man who has failed at f–ing everything in his life except becoming the biggest … tyrant and mass murderer and mass destroyer of everything that any of us might love or cherish in the whole [world], only because he has the power,” he said. “Unfortunately, he has his finger on the button on it, and he’s right. In ‘Pigs,’ when we put up that he has a bigger button and it works, it does. And it’s working all over the world, murdering brown people for profit.”
Mr. Waters is launching his “This Is Not a Drill Tour” this summer and will join a discussion moderated by filmmaker Michael Moore at the South by Southwest conference in Austin this spring, Rolling Stone reported.
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