Willie Nelson says he doesn’t “have anything personally against” Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE, and would even light up with the GOP presidential front-runner.

“Oh, I’d smoke one with anybody,” the longtime country crooner and marijuana legalization activist tells CNN’s Brooke Baldwin in an interview from his tour bus posted Thursday.


When asked if he thinks the real estate mogul will win the White House, Nelson replies with a laugh, “Well, stranger things have happened, I suppose.”

The 82-year-old singing legend, who was honored this week in Washington with the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize, added, “But I don’t have anything personally against Donald. I think he’s a great hustler. And as a brother hustler, I wish him well.”

“You know, he’s a great salesman. Whether that’ll make a good president or not, I don’t know.”

But Nelson’s take on the Syrian refugee crisis differs greatly from Trump’s stance. While Trump has said he feels “totally bad” for the refugees, he has expressed reluctance in permitting them entry into the United States.

“I don’t care about refugees — bring them on in,” Nelson told Baldwin. “I don’t care. I don’t care about borders.”

When the CNN correspondent noted that many governors would disagree, Nelson said of barring refugees, “Absolutely, it’s wrong. It’s what our big Statue of Liberty says, ‘Come on in.’”