Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has launched a new tirade against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, telling Rolling Stone that he’s had enough of the GOP candidate riling up “base, ugly bigotry and racism.” Taylor explained, “The thing that bothered me was that people were taking Trump seriously. I’m not going to let that (racism) stand . . . That cannot be what our legacy is. Too many people died during the Civil War, during the Civil Rights Movement. We should not be asking, ‘Jesus Christ, what decade is this? How is this OK?'”
Taylor added that he’s found the treatment of reporters at Trump rallies disturbing, saying, “Did you see the video of a Secret Service agent choke-slamming the reporter? What country is this exactly? And the fact that (Trump) absolutely bulldozes his way through questions instead of answering them, it brings such a horrific reaction to people. It’s shocking that nothing is sticking to him.”
- Taylor said that he’s “damn sure not going to shut up about (Trump),” adding, “This is not what people fought and died and sacrificed everything for, and I’ll be damned if I let my country go down that road again.”
- The singer’s preferred candidate is Democratic senator Bernie Sanders, with Taylor remarking, “Everything about Hillary (Clinton) seems prepackaged and planned.”
- Taylor has been outspoken about politics, pop culture and other subjects in his three books as well as the speaking tours he’s done to promote them.
- Taylor and Slipknot will head out on a massive North American tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice And Men this summer, starting on June 9th in Salt Lake City.
DID YOU KNOW? Taylor and Disturbed‘s David Draiman and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have come out in support of Bernie Sanders, while Kid Rock and Five Finger Death Punch‘s Zoltan Bathory have voiced their support for Trump.