The man that once shouted “anarchy in the UK” is now supporting United States President Donald Trump, even going as far to call him “a possible friend.” Former Sex Pistols frontman “Johnny Rotten” aka John Lydon sat down with ITV’s Good Morning Britain to talk about his new book, Mr Rotten’s Songbook, as well as go into detail of his support for US President Donald Trump, as well as the UK’s Brexit vote.
“There’s many, many problems with him [Donald Trump] as a human being, but he’s not that. There just might be a chance that something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians. This is joy to behold,” he says.
Lydon is a current US citizen and says that the media is blowing things way out of proportion. “What I dislike is that the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not true,” Rotten says.
In response to Piers Morgan calling Trump an archetypal anti-establishment character, Lydon followed with “dare I say, a possible friend.” Watch the interview below.
Previously, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich spoke out against President Trump on Mexico TV in regards to his border wall. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has also come out vocally against Trump, but in a recent Rolling Stone interview, he said that his band doesn’t want to be “defined by hating the president.”