Mick Jagger breaks his silence on politics, slams Trump for his rudeness, lies and stance on climate change
According to the rock n' roll icon, Trump is a polarizing and rude figure who is allegedly 'tearing apart' America's environmental safeguards.
Mick Jagger has finally joined the swarm of tinsel town artists and celebrities who hate President Donald Trump. According to the rock n' roll icon, Trump is a polarizing and rude figure who is allegedly "tearing apart" America's environmental safeguards. Aside from the US president, Jagger admonished several other world leaders in an unusual diatribe on Saturday, Daily Mail reports.
The Rolling Stones frontman said that under Trump's leadership, all kinds of environmental controls are being decimated, at a time when America should be the one setting environmental standards for the world to follow. The 76-year-old star also backed young climate change activists who held a demonstration on the red carpet at the Venice film festival, where 'The Burnt Orange Heresy' - a new psychological thriller he's starring in - made its debut.
Jagger, who seems to have broken his silence on politics, went on to say that politics has now degraded to a circus of name-calling, referring to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's recent attack on Jeremy Corbyn, where he compared the opposition Labour leader to a "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse." Jagger also complained about "the polarization and incivility in public life."
"But when you see it now... in so many countries, including my own this last week, but particularly the US, it's a sea change," he said.
"It is not about manners," the Paint It Black hitmaker insisted, saying he feared "where all this polarization and rudeness and lying is going to lead us." But the singer said it was even more worrying that basic environmental safeguards already in place are now allegedly being swept away. Jagger also slammed Trump's decision to disengage the US from the Paris Agreement. "We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the US, where all the environmental controls that were put in place - that were just about adequate - have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out," he added. "The US should be the world leader in environmental control but now it has decided to go the other way."
Meanwhile, his co-star Donald Sutherland also supported Jagger's calls to protest and vote out populist leaders including Trump, Johnson and Brazil's Jair Balsonaro. "Mick is right, the controls (in the US) under Obama were barely adequate - now they are being torn apart. It's the same in Brazil and they will be torn apart in England after Brexit," he said. "When you are 85 years old and you have children and grandchildren, we will leave them nothing if we do not vote those people out of office in Brazil and in London and in Washington," Sutherland warned.