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Roger Waters tears into Trump, calls him a ‘mass destroyer’ and ‘tyrant’

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Rock legend Roger Waters this week did not mince words when discussing President Trump at a promotional event for a screening of his film in New York, describing the president as a “tyrant” and “mass murderer,” according to a report in Rolling Stone

According to the magazine, the 76-year-old former member of Pink Floyd made the remarks on Tuesday about Trump while taking questions at an event shortly after a screening of “Roger Waters: Us + Them,” a film released last year that follows Waters and his “Us + Them” music tour in Europe from 2017 to 2018. 

The remarks reportedly came shortly after moderator John Loeffler told Waters, “I was equally moved [in the film] just to see kids all over the world getting the message that they’re not alone.”

Waters responded by taking a shot at Trump while also saying he thinks Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only person running for the Democratic nomination that can unseat the president.

“Funnily enough, they are [connecting to that message], but unfortunately not f—ing here,” Waters responded. “Because if they were, you wouldn’t have Donald Trump as a president, you wouldn’t be having all this nonsense with the Democratic primaries, with them trying to destroy the only candidate who can possibly win against Donald Trump, Sanders.”

“We’re living here in a fool’s hell,” he continued after he was reportedly met with applause from the audience. “The United States of America is not a fool’s paradise; it’s a fool’s hell. And watching [the film], it reminded me that the great battle is the battle between propaganda and love. And propaganda is winning.”

“And sadly, the buttons of the propaganda machine are being pushed by people who are f—ing sick. These sick, sociopathic f—ers, all of them, every single one of them. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is somewhere down here, floundering around in the muddy water at the bottom of the oligarchic pool,” he said.

He went on to say Trump had “failed” at everything and is “murdering brown people for profit.”

“And this is a man who has failed at f—ing everything in his life except becoming the biggest … tyrant and mass murderer and mass destroyer of everything that any of us might love or cherish in the whole [world], only because he has the power,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer continued in reference to Trump. 

“Unfortunately, he has his finger on the button on it, and he’s right. In ‘Pigs,’ when we put up that he has a bigger button and it works, it does. And it’s working all over the world, murdering brown people for profit,” he added.

This was not the first time that Waters has railed against Trump.

Waters captured headlines in 2016 when he called Trump an “asshole” over his proposed border wall in the months leading up to the presidential election.

He knocked the wall again a year later in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, during which he called the idea of the border security measure “ridiculous.”

“He’s been confronted with it now, because obviously he’s not going to be able to build anything, because it’s too f—ing expensive, and the people won’t wear it. It’s a really stupid idea,” he said then, adding: “Everybody who lives anywhere near the border knows it is. It’s clearly a ridiculous idea.”

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