Roger Waters has attacked Donald Trump, labelling the Republican presidential candidate “pig ignorant”.
“It’s American exceptionalism gone crazy and delivered under the umbrella of absolute ignorance,” he said, in a yet-to-be-published interview with Rolling Stone. “He is pig-ignorant and he always was and he always will be. He lives in the illusion that he’s admirable in some way. And obviously for somebody like me, he stands for everything that is not admirable in American society.”
He went on to say that Trump was “entrepreneurship gone wrong” and the “epitome of anything that might be considered bad.”
Waters also took aim at the mainstream media for broadcasting Trump’s rhetoric, describing its behaviour as “organised theft on a giant scale.” And he attacked America’s founding fathers, saying: “If the founding fathers hadn’t been so up their own asses, they might have come up with a system that fell somewhere between republican democracy that was going to work and that had proper checks and balances to prevent it disintegrating into what it has become, which is a country for sale to the highest bidder.”
Waters is currently working on the upcoming concert film, Roger Waters The Wall, which is due to screen in cinemas this autumn. Talking about the work, he said: “If people see this movie, what I hope is that when they’ve seen it, they may look at one another and even come out and go, ‘You know what? We are a community and we are many. There are a lot of us.’”
Earlier this year, Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour dismissed any chance of the band reuniting, saying they were “done” and that it had “run its course”.