Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is the latest musician to speak out against Donald Trump’s ongoing presidential campaign. In a recent interview, the 51 year old suggested that Trump’s political ambitions have gone beyond the point of humour, and are now a cause for concern.
Reznor opened up about how he was initially entertained by ‘The Donald’, but has come to feel that the republicans campaign is now both sad and absurd. Reznor said of Trump’s candidacy: “It is surreal, I’ll admit that I was entertained during the Republican debates and the whole process of whittling them down. It’s kind of fun to see a grenade go off and see these guys – I hate every one of them – be eliminated and humiliated.”
“But it stopped being funny months ago,” “It’s sad to see the discourse be dragged this low. It’s absurd that this is even happening.”
When asked about the long terms effects of 2016’s campaign, Reznor explained: “Hopefully Trump will flame out any minute now, but the effect of him – or he himself – is not going to go away, and there’s going to be an awful lot of very energised followers.” “We all know they’re not going to say, ‘Well, let’s support Hillary because she’s the president now.’ She’s walking into a terrible situation.”
Political standings aside, 2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Reznor. The singer turned film composer recently announced that he has been working on musical scores for both Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary ‘Before The Flood’, and upcoming movie ‘Patriots Day’, which centres around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Reznor is also set to appear in the highly anticipated third season of David Lynch masterpiece ‘Twin Peaks’, which is due to arrive in the first half of 2017.
If all of that wasn’t enough, there a numerous rumours surrounding a new Nine Inch Nails record, which is set to be released before the year is out. Talk about busy!