In a recent discussion with Keefy of Ghost Cult, Page Hamilton from Helmet strongly criticized Donald Trump’s divisive politics, attributing them to the breakdown of American families.
Initially delving into their latest song, ‘Gun Fluf,’ which tackles the influence of America’s powerful gun lobby in obstructing changes to gun laws, Hamilton expressed his concerns about gun-related fatalities and underscored the destructive impact of these weapons. The musician then turned his attention to Trump, stating:
“I have friends with conservative views, friends who voted for Trump—people I deeply care about, and we’re on the same side. But let’s not emulate what he does and tear families apart… He has caused a division in families. I mean, he is the most toxic figure we’ve ever had in American politics.”
Analyzing the Public’s Affection for Trump
Expressing both disbelief and frustration at the admiration some people have for Trump, he remarked: “The fascination with his celebrity or whatever… When I watched the Anderson Cooper interview with that Playboy bunny he had an affair with, and she was like, ‘He’s so brilliant.’ And I’m thinking, he’s not brilliant. He’s a moron. A complete and utter moron.”
Navigating the Political Landscape
The singer has previously voiced his views on the former President. In an October interview with 518Scene.com, Page Hamilton discussed how recent global events, including the pandemic and political upheaval, influenced songs on their latest album ‘Left.’ He specifically pointed out the transformed political landscape in the U.S. and the emergence of far-right groups. Referring to Trump, he stated:
“For me, the biggest aspect was the political climate and how much it has changed in our country. I can’t speak for other countries—I know Hungary has a fascist figure too, and there are neo-Nazis popping up, and they’ve always been around—but they were a bit more underground before Orange Douche Face made it okay to be a racist douchebag.”
In the track ‘Make-Up’ from their album ‘Left,’ Hamilton doesn’t mince words in criticizing Trump, describing him as ‘Bloated, feckless/ Orange and d*ck-less.’ In a September conversation with the Messenger, the musician highlighted Trump’s encouragement of xenophobia in America, particularly through his negative comments about Mexican immigrants. Hamilton drew parallels between Trump’s strategy of blaming a specific group for problems and Hitler’s tactics, emphasizing its effectiveness and the fear it instills. You can catch the remaining portions of his recent interview in the video below.
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