Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea calls Donald Trump a ‘silly reality show bozo’

The bassist says Trump's main concern is 'getting a blowjob'

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has hit out at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a “silly reality show bozo”.

Flea has already voiced his support for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, tweeting last year: “Bernie Sanders is the only remotely reasonable candidate for President of the United States”.

Now speaking to Rolling Stone in the wake of the Iowa Caucus, the bassist has criticised Trump for being in the presidential race for the wrong reasons.

“I can’t take Donald Trump or anything he says seriously,” Flea commented. “I just think that he’s a silly reality show bozo and blustering guy who likes getting attention. I don’t think he wants to be president, and I don’t think he has a chance to be the president. He’s just some egotistical, silly person whose main concern in life is getting a blowjob. He wants to be on TV and he wants everyone to thinks he’s important.”


Flea also said he thinks Trump’s controversial comments on immigration and terrorism are just attempts to “work the media”. “I don’t think he even believes what he says,” he said. “He’s just a product of, if you yell loud enough and bluster around enough, people are going to pay attention to you. He works the media and they love it. I’m hesitant to even discuss it because I just find it all to be really trivial.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to headline a fundraise for Sanders in Los Angeles on February 5.

Yesterday (February 2), the band confirmed they were on the “home stretch” of recording their new album.

As previously reported, the US band have teamed up with super producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, for the new album and have a series of tour dates and festival appearances booked for the summer. Among those dates is a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016.

Kiedis was a guest on Joney’s Jukebox, the radio show hosted by Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, last week and offered an update on how the album recording is going.

“We had written two dozen songs before we got with him,” Kiedis said of Danger Mouse. “[He] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio.’ We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”