- 15 Nov 16
Mick Jagger says he believes the world is “mystified” by how TV reality star, billionaire Donald Trump is going to be the next president of America.
Trump was criticised during the USA presidential election by The Rolling Stones for using their classic track “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at his campaign rallies.
Speaking at the launch of a Rolling Stones exhibition in New York this week, the rock ‘n’ roll legend told Associated Press about his dismay of Trump being anointed the next so-called Most Powerful Man in The World.
“Everyone outside the US is mystified, I say – that’s the polite word!” Jagger said, before laughing and then adding, “I could say a lot –but this really isn’t the place, because I can’t get into a really good discussion about it and I don’t want to say superficial and flippant things.”
The band’s guitarist Ronnie Woods described it as a “mind-blowing” experience of “watching it from England because we were all shocked and stunned with the Brexit thing”. He adds, “I thought, “Nothing’s going to shock me now. For all I know, Trump’s going to get it."
The band’s renowned hell-raiser Keith Richards simply shrugged off the question, describing the election as a “blank spot” for him! While drummer Charlie Watts gave his two cents on president-elect Donald Trump by saying: "I don't think he's gonna be as radical as he was coming into it. I think a lot of what he said is gonna be tempered down, because if it isn't, it's gonna be a hell of bloody ride for four years."