Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor has spoken out against Donald Trump and the controversial businessman’s bid to become the next US president.
In a new interview with Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, Taylor expressed his disbelief that business tycoon and TV personality Trump is a serious candidate in the US presidential elections, which are due to take place in November 2016.
“Everybody’s B.S.ed themselves into thinking that, ‘Oh, the worst of it’s in the future,'” Taylor told the station’s host. “No. We’re living it. You know, like, oh God. It sucks. The fact that Donald Trump is a real candidate for the presidency of the United States of fucking America. Are you kidding me? Okay. At this point, let’s just nominate [American comedian] Emo Philips too. Philips, Pauly Shore…. 2020.”
As reported by Blabbermouth, the show’s host Andy Hall then explains to Taylor that this might be the direction the US is now moving in.
“It ain’t the direction I’m moving. I’m emigrating,” Corey replies.
Asked where he would go, he continued, “I don’t know… I’ll figure it out. England’s too expensive. That was my first thought. ‘Cause I’ve actually priced out real estate there. England’s way too expensive. So I might end up in Guam or something. I’ll just build a hut. Belize. There are tons of islands in Belize that you can buy. I actually looked this up, because, for, like, five seconds, I was, like, ‘I’m gonna buy an island. Screw these people.’ And there are Caribbean islands for sale [via a dedicated web site]. I don’t even know if this still exists anymore, but I could have bought a half-natural for, like, five hundred thousand US dollars, by the way. Unfortunately, I would have had to build a hut there, because there was nothing there.”
The Slipknot singer released his third book You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left in July.
Asked about the response he has been getting to the book, he replied, “everybody wants to know who certain people are in the book, which I’ve already said I’m never going to tell. There’s a reason I changed the names because I will get sued. Those individuals, absolutely no sense of humour whatsoever.”
As revealed last week, Corey Taylor will also make an exclusive cameo appearance on the 12-inch vinyl edition of the QI podcast, No Such Thing As A Fish.
The podcast is created by ‘The QI Elves’, who research for the quiz panel show hosted by Stephen Fry. No Such Thing As A Fish is the first ever UK podcast to get a vinyl release, and will be out on Alcopop! Records on November 20.