Punk legend Johnny Rotten supports Trump, Brexit vote

By on March 27, 2017


Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump's supporters. (Photo By http://www.shelleyannphotography.com Shell Smith (Flickr: John Lydon Public Image Limited (PiL)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])
Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump’s supporters. (Photo by http://www.shelleyannphotography.com Shell Smith (Flickr: John Lydon Public Image Limited (PiL)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])
LONDON — Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump’s supporters.

The former Sex Pistols front man, whose real name is John Lydon, tells ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” that “there’s many, many problems” with Trump as a person, but he’s not racist. Lydon says Trump “terrifies politicians and this is joy to behold.” He says he looks at Trump as “a possible friend.”

Lydon is a U.S. citizen, but also weighed in on the politics of his native Britain, saying he’s in favour of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union last year. He says, “the working class have spoke and I’m one of them and I’m with them.”