Mustaine has refused to endorse any presidential candidate this time around
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has suggested that any politician who “loves America” should work for free.
Mustaine caused controversy during the 2012 presidential elections, during which he endorsed Republican Rick Santorum. Mustaine’s comments at the time included that President Obama was not born in America, and that America was turning into “Nazi America,” alongside a claim President Obama “staged” massacres in Aurora and Wisconsin.
Asked about his views on the 2016 campaigns by Vanyaland, Mustaine said:
“I’m not going to go on record and say that I support anybody, because I don’t, but first off, I think it’s sad that whatever choice you make that you’re gonna be ostracized and perhaps even worse. But even if I did pick somebody, it shouldn’t matter; it should matter what a person decides. They should have their own truth.”
He added: “I think personally, make all politicians work for free, and then you’ll really see who loves America. Because these dudes get paid for the rest of their lives, who’s not gonna say whatever the hell they have to say to get a job there?”
Mustaine concluded “And the sad thing is there’s these beautiful young minds that are out there doing caucusing and rallying for these guys, and they don’t understand the whole delegate thing yet. I remember when I was young and dumb and I thought that it was really, really gonna be down to the popular vote. Then somebody explained to me about the delegates and it was, like, ‘What are you talking about?'”
Megadeth’s 15th studio album ‘Dystopia’ came out in January.
The record is the first to feature two new Megadeth members, with Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover replaced by Chris Adler (who is not a permanent member of the band, but features on the album) on drums and Kiko Loureiro on guitar.