Roger Waters, the bassist of the band Pink Floyd — which was good, like, 25 years ago — ripped President Donald Trump as a “tyrant and mass murderer” and said his supporters have turned the America into a “fool’s hell.”
Waters made the comments at an event Tuesday in New York City in support of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. At a Q&A to promote his concert film, “Us + Them,” the moderator of the event said the film showed Waters’ music getting its message of “humanism” to connect with young people all over the world,” Fox News reported.
“Funnily enough, they are [connecting to that message], but unfortunately not f—ing here,” Waters said. “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, Sanders.”
The 76-year-old continued, saying, “We’re living here in a fool’s hell. 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.”
Ah, the “oligarchic pool.”
Then he called Trump a “tyrant” and a “mass murderer.”
“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 concluded. “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.”