Pro-Brexit Punk Rocker Johnny Rotten: Trump Isn’t ‘Racist’

Former Sex Pistols member John Lydon (aka “Johnny Rotten“) touted his pro-Brexit views on the Monday edition of ITV’s Good Morning Britain. He also detailed his sympathies for U.S. President Donald Trump.

Politico covered the interview in a Monday write-up. Lydon slammed the American press’s treatment of President Trump: “What I dislike is the left wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not true.” Instead, the punk rocker labeled the chief executive a “complicated fellow.”

ITV host Piers Morgan asserted that President Trump is “the archetypal anti-establishment figure.” The guest replied, “Dare I say, a possible friend.”

Lydon acknowledged that there are “many, many problems with him as a human being, but he’s not [racist]; and there just might be a chance something good will come out of this situation because it terrifies politicians. This is a joy to behold for me.”

During the interview, the punk star trumpeted the 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom: “The working class have spoken, and I’m one of them, and I’m with them.”

Lydon also sang the praises of “fantastic” former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who helped lead the pro-Brexit coalition. He singled out how Farage faced off with fellow punk rocker Bob Geldof during a June 2016 encounter on the River Thames in London: “I wanted to shake his hand because it was silly beyond belief.”

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