Trent Reznor rips Trump: ‘You’re seeing the fall of the empire of America in real time’
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE in an interview published Thursday, saying Americans are seeing the “fall of the empire” under his leadership.

“It feels like things are coming unhinged, socially and culturally,” Reznor told The Guardian. “The rise of Trumpism, of tribalism, the celebration of stupidity. I’m ashamed, on a world stage, at what we must look like as a culture.”


The 53-year-old father of four said he is especially troubled about what Trump's America will be like for his children.

“It’s seeing life through the eyes of having four small kids — what are they coming into?” Reznor asked. “And who am I in this world where it feels like every day the furniture got moved a bit while I slept?”

Reznor and his bandmate Atticus Ross have been promoting Nine Inch Nails’ new tour.

Ross said their new music has become a “reflection on the way we are now in the world we live in and the scary things in America.”

Trump’s presidency combined with the digital age of social media has made people “dumber,” Reznor said.

“For the miracle of everyone sharing ideas, I see a hell of a lot more racism,” Reznor said.

“It doesn’t feel like we’ve advanced. I think you’re seeing the fall of the empire of America in real time, before your eyes; the internet has eroded the fabric of decency in our civilization,” he added.

It’s not the first time Reznor has criticized the commander-in-chief.

Reznor called Trump a “complete f---ing moron” last year in a Rolling Stone interview and shredded the president’s view on climate change.

“That's what gets me the most — that he's this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people,” Reznor said last July.

The frontman also knocked rapper Kanye West — a vocal Trump supporter — in The Guardian interview.

West made headlines in April for tweeting a series about Trump, sharing a photo of himself in a Make America Great Again hat.

“The guy’s lost his f---ing mind,” Reznor said.