Murder is one of the most inhumane acts a person can commit. So, doesn’t it stand to reason that killing someone you don’t like is not the way to save humanity? The answer to that is “no” if you’re British singer Morrissey. He thinks killing President Trump will save the world and he would do it if he could.
In an interview with Der Spiegel, the former lead singer of The Smiths said that if given a button that could kill the president, he would push it. “I would [push it], for the safety of humanity,” Morrissey told the outlet. “It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in the interest of humanity I would push.”
Morrissey also likened President Trump to a harmful animal in the interview, suggesting he is immature and always seeking attention. “Since he was in power, he has exhausted the world. He grabs after everything like a little child,” Morrissey said. “He is a vermin. A huge vermin.”
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The musician’s comments, or rather subtle threats, against the president come after he defended actor Kevin Spacey. Speaking about Spacey’s alleged 14-year old victim, Morrissey says he should’ve known better. “One wonders if the boy did not know what could happen,” he said. “…I’ve never been in situations like this in my youth.”
Known in the music world as “Moz,” the 58-year old admits to Spiegel that he’s never voted in any election. Nevertheless, he is convinced the media is responsible for Trump’s victory. “Although the media said he will not win, every day, all the headlines: Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump!” he said. “The American media helped Trump, yes, they first created it.”
While Morrissey’s remarks were somewhat off-the-cuff, the Secret Service typically investigates any threats against the president. Both Madonna and Kathy Griffin were interviewed by the agency for similar innuendo earlier this year. Moz, a British citizen, is currently touring in the U.S. with a stop in D.C. on November 30.