Gene Simmons

Fact about the Political Affiliations of Gene Simmons

Praises Trump

Criticizes Trump

30 Mar 2016

ROLLINGSTONE.com

In an interview with Rolling Stone.

He has said some very vile, unkind things. But don’t kid yourself. He speaks off the cuff, and what you see is what you get. And he’ll double down. If you ask him about building a wall [between the U.S. and Mexico] he’ll say, ‘F**k you, I’m going to make it 10 feet higher, just because you asked me.’ He’s not there to be your friend. He’s good for the political system. The middle, the centrists, they can say, ‘What do you think of this?’ because everybody is sick and tired of being politically correct. Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps 100 million people may actually have some positive feelings about a wall. [...] Macedonia is building a wall between Greece and Macedonia. There’s a wall between Israel and a neighboring country. There was a Berlin Wall. There was the Great Wall of China. So whether they’re good or bad for people, walls actually work. It’s unkind, but in terms of pragmatics, it actually works … The Pope has said the wall is unkind, but it’s interesting that at the Vatican there’s a wall. They don’t want people on the outside coming into the Vatican. [...] What you can say about politicians is that they’re politicians. Trump is not a politician. He does not need your money, and he will speak his mind, God damn it, whether you like it or not. And he has no problem saying ‘F**k off. [...] I like that. Even if I disagree.

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