Dave Grohl is so ashamed of U.S. President Donald Trump he carries that shame with him on tour.
“Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is,” the Foo Fighters’ frontman told British GQ.
“It is all in your neighbourhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems. I am ashamed of our president,” Grohl continued. “I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”
The 49-year-old rocker said the man sitting in the oval office is the biggest problem facing the country, bigger than any one policy issue. “Listen, who cares what I think about guns or religion, but the thing about Trump that stings the most is this: he just seems like a massive jerk. Right?” explained Grohl.
But don’t take this interview as a sign the Foo Fighters are making a political statement: “I know a lot of wonderful people who don’t share my politics and you can bet tomorrow night in the stadium not everyone will share the same opinion or hold the same views.”
“But when I sing ‘My Hero’ they will all sing it with me,” he concluded. “In the three hours that I am on stage, none of that matters.”