Corey Taylor Says Donald Trump Will Win The Next Election If “Democrats Don’t Get On The Same Page”
Speaking to the Irish Times, following Slipknot’s epic headline show at the 3Arena in Dublin this week, the topic of the upcoming U.S. presidential election arose, and whether President Trump will get another term in office.
“I’d love to say no,” he begins. “Hillary Clinton was going to lose to anybody because there were more people who disliked her than liked her. People haven’t liked Hillary Clinton for more than 20 years.
“You can relate to Trump because he is such a bumbling moron. A lot of people relate to him that’s why they voted for him,” continues Corey, explaining his belief that Democrats “think they are smarter than everyone else.”
He adds: “There are people who said they would never vote for Hillary Clinton though they knew the spectre of Trump was there. Trump’s their fault too. People refusing to see what needs to be done is why we get Trump.
“Whoever the nominee is, whether it be Sanders, Biden or Warren, no matter who it is, if all the Democrats don’t get on the same page as one and vote for those people - it’s four more years of Trump.
“The thing that will keep Trump in check is if the Senate is flipped. If the Democrats can flip the Senate, it will at least keep Trump in check for the next four years.”
As well as a Presidential election to contend with, 2020 has a lot in store for the Slipknot frontman, telling Kerrang! that he’ll be continuing to work on his upcoming solo album.
“I’ve got about 26 songs written for it. It’s going to be the best ’90s album ever. That’s the only way I can really describe it. Some of it is a reflection of being sick and tired of this nutless rock’n’roll I’ve seen lately that is real soft. I like my rock’n’roll to kick me in the fucking nuts. That’s just me though, I’m a fucking dick!”
He’s also working on his fifth book and has finished writing a horror movie script, for which he has enlisted the makeup effects legend Tom Savini – the same man who helped create Corey’s latest Slipknot mask.
Slipknot are currently touring the UK as part of their European We Are Not Your Kind tour. Get your tickets here.
Slipknot tour 2020
16 Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
17 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Utilita Arena
18 Glasgow, United Kingdom – SSE Hydro
20 Sheffield, United Kingdom – Flydsa Arena
21 Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
22 Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
24 Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena
25 London, United Kingdom – The O2
28 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
29 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
30 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
01 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
02 Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
04 Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena
06 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
08 Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
09 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
11 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
12 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
14 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
16 Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
17 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
18 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
20 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
21 Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
22 Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
24 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
20 Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
21 Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
24 Singapore – Singapore Rockfest
27 Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
29 Manila, Phillipines – Amoranto Stadium
31 Cologne, Germany – Stadium
1 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
7 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
10 Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea
22 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK
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