Johnny Marr suggests ‘a good alternative’ to Donald Trump

The Smiths' icon has a better idea for President

Johnny Marr has made his feelings clear on the new President Of The United States, Donald Trump – taking to Twitter to share his idea for ‘a good alternative’.

This morning, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Chuck D, Courtney Love, Lily Allen and St Vincent were among the musicians to react in shock to Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in the US election, while The Smiths turned solo icon Johnny Marr shared his own damning verdict of the Republican victor.

“A good alternative to Donald Trump for President of the United States,” tweeted Marr. “Any reasonable 12-year-old child.”

This comes after Marr recently sought to distance himself from former bandmate Morrissey’s past comments in which he appeared to be in favour of Brexit and Nigel Farage.

Last month, Morrissey caused controversy among many of his fans when he hailed the Brexit result as ‘magnificent’ – and called Nigel Farage a ‘liberal educator’.

“I always forget about that,” replied Marr. “That’s just stuff that I hear second hand. If it is the case that he’s pro-Farage, then there would be a slight drawback in that I think, as anyone can imagine.”

In the past, Marr has also spoken out against former Prime Minister David Cameron – slamming him for his ‘inhuman’ treatment of disabled people, as well as ‘forbidding’ him from liking his supposed favourite band The Smiths.