Richard Marx would prefer serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer over Trump as president: 'A despicable piece of trash'
"We will recover, but we will never be the same. He will leave a s**t stain on this country for the next generation," Marx said
Grammy-winning singer Richard Marx slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 22, saying that he would rather have a serial killer for president than the Republican if given a choice. The singer made the statement during an interview with Variety, where he also called the Republican leader "a despicable piece of trash," adding that he had no redeeming qualities.
"I feel this guy is a despicable piece of trash," Marx said of President Trump to the outlet. "The country will recover, even if he’s in for another four years. We will recover, but we will never be the same. He will leave a s**t stain on this country for the next generation. He has no redeeming qualities."
When asked about the Americans who support Trump, Marx said that he believes the Republican's supporters are "brainwashed," and that he would rather have the late serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as president.
"They are brainwashed," Marx said of Trump supporters, “especially when you point out that black unemployment is only 1% lower than it was when Obama’s term in office ended. At this point, I’d rather have Jeffrey Dahmer over Donald Trump."
Marx, a fervent Trump critic, told the outlet that he was not interested in politics much but that changed after George W. Bush beat Al Gore.
"It started when Bush lost the popular vote against Gore," the singer told the outlet. "I still feel Bush should have been charged with war crimes. I never thought he was a traitor. I thought he was dumb but I never thought he was a vile human being." When further prodded to detail how he feels about Bush, the 'Right Here Waiting' singer said that how he feels about Bush pales "in comparison to the anger I feel over this presidency," he said referring to Trump's term.
Marx is the latest celebrity to denounce President Trump. Actor Mark Ruffalo on Tuesday, April 21, took to Twitter to criticize Trump's response towards the coronavirus crisis, by asking him to "be presidential."
The actor also compared the Republican's response to the Covid-19 deaths in America with President Lyndon B Johnson's response during the Vietnam war, stating that the latter was "devastated by the loss of Americans on his watch".
The 'Avengers' actor suggested that while Trump "looked to blame someone else" for the current crisis unfolding in the country, President Johnson owned his leadership.
"Dear @realDonaldTrump, This is what a leader looks like that has humility and compassion," Ruffalo wrote while sharing a picture of a visibly distressed President Johnson with his face turned down, one hand on his forehead, and the other outstretched on a chair beside him. "He is devastated by the loss of Americans on his watch. He is not looking to blame someone else. He owns his leadership. You could try this. We would appreciate this. #BePresidential," the actor added.
Ruffalo wrote the message while sharing a tweet from a user @glennwsmith, who shared the same picture, stating: "This is a photo of President Johnson in 1968 about the time American deaths in Vietnam reached 40,000, the number of Americans dead so far from COVID-19."
The particular picture of President Johnson, taken by presidential photographer Jack E Kightlinger in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 31, 1968 , has gone viral on social media, with people comparing his apparent reaction to the news of 40,000 soldiers dying in the Vietnam war to Trump's response till now to over 42,000 people dying of the novel coronavirus.