Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon says he's voting for Trump, claims POTUS is 'making the country better'
Sex Pistols lead singer John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten has been publicly defending President Donald Trump. He was recently quite vocal about his support for the POTUS since last week as the politician admitted to having contracted the coronavirus and receiving treatment for the same. The 64-year-old singer-songwriter defended the 74-year-old Trump by praising his achievements for the country during his first four years in the White House.
While Trump's achievements and decision-making for the country during his presidency have been questioned by many, Lydon believes the POTUS has managed to keep the US economy running and that is enough to make him overlook his flaws. Lydon is of the opinion that Trump has put in efforts to tackle the unemployment rates in the country.
The Washington Post has reported that Trump has made close to 20,000 false or misleading claims while in office, identifying them as a "tsunami of untruths", in July this year. The President has found himself being fact-checked over these claims that he makes but Lydon says that he doesn't care about any of these things or the other flaws as long as he ensures that the cash flow into the country remains steady.
"He can lie all day long, but if he puts money in people's pockets, which he does, and unemployment rates drop and everybody is benefiting from the alleged rich-only taxes, he really is making the country a bit better," he told the Daily Mail. He added, "I don’t care how many scandals he's involved with."
In another interview a couple of days ago with BBC's NewsDay, Lydon said that he's "definitely" voting for Trump in November instead of his Democratic rival Joe Biden. “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," he said.
"Yes, of course, I'm voting for Trump," Lydon declared later in the interview. "It's bad person or not. I don't want a politician running this world anymore." Lydon led the Sex Pistols in the late 1970s when the British punk group made waves due to its songs 'Anarchy in the UK' and the anti-authoritarian anthem 'God Save the Queen'.
He later formed the group Public Image Ltd in 1978. While the group's personnel have changed over the years, Lydon still fronts the band. He also told NewsDay that the coronavirus pandemic is having a "crippling" effect on the band and music industry as a whole. Lydon's remark about casting a ballot to re-elect the president is considerably conflicting with his earlier comments. "Don't you dare vote Donald Trump," he said during a TV appearance in 2015, according to the Washington Times.