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Slayer guitarist Kerry King comes out in support of Hillary

Posted by on July 27, 2016

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When you think of political bands, Slayer isn’t the first one to come to mind. Or like the 14th, even. Most of the struggles they write about are of mental and emotional ones. However, guitarist Kerry King, who named “Dittohead” after Rush Limbaugh,  has opened up to Rolling Stone, and come out against Donald Trump, calling Hillary Clinton “the safe, correct choice.”

“Trump is just a sideshow. I’m not even going to apologize to all the Trump followers. I think the reason he’s so popular is because he’s like the politics version of WWE. He’s sensational like wrestling and that’s why middle America loves him.”

King thinks that part of Trump’s wrestling-like appeal is his ability to talk smack. “He’s the biggest liar I’ve ever seen in politics,” he says with a laugh. “I mean, most of them are liars, but he just outright in-your-face lies.”

While there are plenty of Slayer fans that would probably King rather keep his opinions to himself, it appears that the guitarist has had a change of mind about voting for a Clinton. In a 1995 interview, he said he’d be voting against Clinton’s husband Bill. And it’s been thought and assumed that Slayer were actually pretty conservative. If you wondered, now you know

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