Morrissey criticises Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, praises Bernie Sanders

Singer says of Presidential candidates ‘Surely this is not 2016 America’

Morrissey has attacked the US Presidential race, saying that neither Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are representative of modern North America.

The singer had stated his support for Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the bid to represent the Democrat party in the election.

In a “>new post on his website True To You, Morrissey said: “Hillary Clinton is the face and voice of pooled money. She will therefore repay the established elite with whatever they want if she is elected. Donald Thump is George Wallace – hating just about anyone who doesn’t happen to be Donald Thump. Surely this is not 2016 America?”


Writing about the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando which has left 49 people dead, Morrissey accused Trump of not wanting to show any sympathy for the gay people who were targeted by gunman Omar Mateen.

Morrissey wrote: “Donald Thump – probably America’s next President – reacts to the massacre by explaining how, if the people in the club were armed with guns, then there would have been fewer casualties. This, of course, is his own way of avoiding any words of support to the Orlando gay community.”

Reaffirming his support for Sanders, Morrissey said: “The true victory of the presidential race has been the independent success of Bernie Sanders, whose approach has been so sane and intelligent and measured that he has been therefore all but entirely ignored by the US media, who cannot understand anyone who is not blood-thirsty.”

Morrissey called for US election ballot papers to have an option stating: “No confidence in either nominee”, an option which he predicted would see the most votes.

Morrissey returns to touring in August, when he plays four shows in Scandinavia, before further concerts in Germany, Turkey, Israel and Chicago.



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