During an interview with Big Issue, Rocker Tommy Lee spoke about his plans after the November 3 election and vowed he will go back to his country of origin, Greece, if President Trump successfully obtains four more years in office.
“Dude, I swear to god if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the UK. I’m out of here. I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to go Greece and get a house on one of the islands,” he said.
He added, “The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing. I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: “What the fuck are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country.”
The 58-year-old Mötley Crüe’s drummer went on, accusing the president of “doing anything” to win, so he urged the people to go out and vote for Biden.
“This guy [Trump] is going to do anything to win. It’s going to be skullduggery, shenanigans, subterfuge. And also, I feel that if we don’t come out to vote in the numbers we need for a landslide that’s not in his favor, he’s going to contest the election. I don’t think he’s going to want to leave the White House. This thing is not a lock. I don’t care what the polls say.”
Lee, who has been a long time critic of the president since he was elected in 2016, claimed in September that Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy, which is a lie.
He also retweeted President Trump’s announcement on Twitter in early October when he and his wife, Melania, contracted the coronavirus saying it’s a karma.
Can you say “Karma Gods have spoken”? https://t.co/TmqWIhKc2Y
— T🥁mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) October 2, 2020
This is not the first time a celebrity expresses his disgust to the president. Actors and musicians, including veteran singers Steven Tyler and Neil Young also joined the group.
CTV News says:
Dee Snider, frontman for Twisted Sister and one-time “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, criticized the President in August for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
And artists like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Neil Young have asked Trump not to play their songs at his rallies, citing political differences. Bruce Springsteen, who said in 2018 he believes Trump will be reelected, released a song in protest of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.