Punk Icon Johnny Rotten Praises Trump, Torches Obama and 'Condescending' Media
Sex Pistols founder gives President green light to attack media
Punk legend John Lydon, formerly known as Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, has praised President Donald Trump for standing up to the biased media.
During an extensive interview with Fox News, Lydon said Trump's attacks on the media were justified because they personally attack him.
“I mean, from day one, I remember like CNN were b***hing about Donald Trump’s tie length. ‘Oh, look at that length, that’s obviously indicating something,’” Lydon said.
“It’s not an issue. Then as time went by, the criticisms became more and more personal," he added.
"And I have to say, of course, his responses are personal, because he’s being attacked daily on a personal level.
"More power to him.”
“I feel for him in that respect because I’ve enjoyed the same hate, the same misunderstanding,” he continued.
“You know, we go back to early punk — Pistols, PiL, everything I’ve done in my life. I know what it’s like to stand up for what you think is right and to have to endure that that continuous barrage of self-righteous, smug, pompous, condescending, ‘We know better’ nonsense.
"I know what that’s like.”
Lydon later took aim at former President Barack Obama, saying he was "disappointed" with how little he achieved during his time in office.
“I became an American citizen because I believed that Obama could change the world for a better place, and I truly believed that at the time,” Lydon said.
“I was very disappointed in eight years how little was actually achieved.”
Last month, Lydon made it clear he’s voting for Trump.
Explaining his reason, the lead singer said, “He’s an individual thinker, I’ll give him that for a start."
"He’s not the most lovable fellow on God’s earth, but I cannot see the opposition as offering me anything by way of a solution.”
“Yes, of course, I’m voting for Trump,” Lydon said with clarity later in the interview.
“It’s bad person or not. I don’t want a politician running this world anymore.”
The punk icon said he appreciates Trump because he’s not a politician and went into politics as an “individual.”
“I met him once. I know, what an offensive fella. But he went into politics as the complete individual."
"That’s what we want,” Lydon said.
“I don’t like politicians really, generally speaking, not many of them at all," he added.
"I don’t trust of them. He broke that system, that Washington criminality that’s caused the problems for all of us in the first place.”
Lydon also criticized Hollywood because of their "moral high ground."
“Hollywood’s never done me any favors. They’ve always found me very difficult to cope with, that particular Democrat clique,” Lydon said.
“I’ve been to their parties, their fundraisers years ago, and they just they will not be questioned on anything at all. The presumption of the moral high ground is so defaming of truth.”