- 24 Nov 17
The Queen Is Dead, to quote the name of a Smith's album. But the vegetarian Morrissey, who says meat is murder, would like to kill the US President... for the "safety of humanity".
Asked during an interview with a German magazine if he could simply press a button to kill the US President, the former Smiths frontman said: "I would, for the safety of humanity. It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in the interest of humanity I would push.”
In the interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, Morrissey said: “Since he has been in power, he has exhausted the world,” the singer argued. “He grabs after everything like a little child. He is not a leader. He is vermin.”
He also said: "Trump has received so much attention, especially when compared to other candidates – Bernie Sanders, for example. Although the media said he would not win, every day, all the headlines: Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump!”
“The American media helped Trump, yes, they first created it. Whether they criticise him or laugh at him, he does not care, he just wants to see his picture and his name. The American media have shot themselves in the leg.”
He added that he "never expected" Trump to get elected in the first place, but wouldn't now bet against him repeating this bizarre success in a second election. “Maybe, I have no faith in the political elite anymore.”