It should come as no surprise that when asked about Donald Trump, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor offers a scathing, no-holds-barred opinion: “The president of the United States is a complete f—ing moron.”
But Reznor softens his review for his 6-year-old son, he tells The Village Voice in a new interview.
Reznor recalls his son asking, “Donald Trump is a bad guy, isn’t he?” to which he replied: “Look, I don’t think he’s a good guy. Some people do. I don’t think he believes in science, and I don’t think he believes people should be treated decently, and I don’t think he tells the truth. That’s why I don’t like him.”
Last year, Reznor united with Atticus Ross to compose the score for the climate-change documentary Before the Flood.
Continuing his commentary on Trump in the interview, he says, “He’s this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people.”
But, as a native of rural Mercer, Pennsylvania, Reznor said he understands some conservative views: “When you’re not in an urban environment, you often feel left out of the conversation, and I get that. I grew up in that.”
Nine Inch Nails released a new EP, Add Violence, last week.