The outspoken punk frontman, writer, activist and actor was writing his regular column for LA Weekly, when he spoke of how he appeared to have reneged on his promises to his ‘foaming fans’ – after the reality of the true situation had knocked the momentum out of him.
“During the President Elect’s acceptance speech, I noticed a difference in his tone and delivery,” he said. “I don’t think it was exhaustion or the adrenaline that was no doubt coursing through his veins after being elected to the country’s highest office. Nor do I think it was surprise, even though every poll seemed to have gotten it wrong. I think it had just hit the president-to-be what a massive chunk of meat he had torn off.”
“It was as if he had been punched in the solar plexus and rushed to the podium immediately afterward. Rather than elated or confident, he seemed stunned. This is understandable. I don’t think he counted on getting this far and am not convinced he really wants the job.”
Rollins continued: “Donald Trump told his foaming fans at one rally after another that he would ‘repeal and replace Obamacare.’ He also said that he would build a wall on America’s southern border and that Mexico would pay for it. He repeated until he was orange in the face that he would deport or arrest up to 11 million undocumented immigrants via a ‘deportation force.’ These were some of the ‘yuger’ arrows in his campaign quiver. Only days after winning the election, ‘repeal and replace’ was repealed and replaced by an openness to ‘amend’ the Affordable Care Act. The wall was walked back to fence and 11 million became 3 million.
“Word to Trump supporters: Your hero went from grabbing pussies to being one. Oh, the butthurt.”
This week also saw Green Day split opinion when they leaded an anti-Trump chant during their performance at the AMA Awards, where they bellowed: “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”