Dave Grohl rules out running for President: “I’m not doing an Oprah”

Count the Foos man out of the running for 2020, then

Dave Grohl has ruled out ever running for the US presidency, declaring that he’s “not doing an Oprah” by mounting a challenge to Donald Trump in 2020.

The Foo Fighters frontman has been fiercely critical of Trump’s presidency, admitting that he is “ashamed” of the commander-in-chief.

Speaking to GQ, Grohl said that Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins had initially asked him if he would consider running for President in the future.

“[Hawkins] said, ‘You need to be president and run for office.’ Fuck that. And that’s my quote, right there,” Grohl said. “I’m not doing an Oprah. I’m not going to go, ‘Well, you never know.'”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl

Despite his reluctance to run for office, Grohl later delivered something akin to a political speech when describing the current political and social climate in the US.

“The American Dream was still tangible, still desirable,” he said. “Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighbourhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems.

“I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”

Last week, Grohl performed on stage with his two daughters Violet and Harper during a benefit concert.