KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons talked about former United States President Donald Trump. Legendary bass player Simmons said that while Trump was in power, he allowed the country to degenerate and did not consider him a Republican or Democrat.
Gene Simmons rose to fame with the band KISS, of which he was one of the founding members. KISS started to make a name for itself in the mid-70s with his face paints, costumes, and shocking live performances. Considering one of the most influental rock bands in music, KISS is also one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records all over the world.
While the band underwent many line-up changes to date, Simmons is the only permanent member of the band along with his close friend and bandmate, Paul Stanley. During this time, Gene Simmons appeared in the band’s twenty-four albums and numerous tours, which means he is the key member of the band.
While Gene Simmons has left behind a successful music career, he has also stood out for his frankness. Never hesitate to express his views on the agenda, Simmons targeted former United States President Donald Trump in his interview with SPIN.
“I know the previous president,” he said. “I knew him before he entered politics. Look what that gentleman did to this country and the polarization — got all the cockroaches to rise to the top. Once upon a time, you were embarrassed to be publicly racist and out there with conspiracy theories. Now it’s all out in the open because he allowed it.”
“in clubs and all that. You have a different responsibility when you’re just a citizen or an entrepreneur,” he added. “You don’t make policy. It doesn’t affect life and death. When you get into a position of power, it does affect lives.
“I don’t think he’s a Republican or a Democrat,” Gene said of Trump. “He’s out for himself, any way you can get there. And in the last election, over 70 million people bought it hook, line and sinker.
Gene Simmons Also Reveals His Thoughts on The Current U.S President Joe Biden
Gene Simmons says he likes the personality of current U.S. President Joe Biden but doesn’t think he’s charismatic. However, the person Simmons holds responsible for this is the American people rather than Biden because he states that the people prefer a president with a star personality over a president who will serve them.
“The current president, I like the ethics and morality — not a charismatic guy, unfortunately. The first word I keep hearing from people, even friends is ‘feeble.’ I don’t think he should run next time. So then who’s around? There are no stars and invariably people vote for stars, not even what they believe in. The cult of personality. Americans are star obsessed: ‘Kylie‘s got a new lip gloss? Fuck!'”
Back in 2021, Simmons said about Trump that he’s the same person he ever knew when he was a contestant on the former president’s series. Talking about Trump, he recalled his disrespectful words told to women and confirmed that was weird to say.
“We were in a restaurant together, and I happened to be with an attractive young lady,” he said. “And he walked up and said, ‘Hey, Gene, you and I, we’re exactly the same. We like the hot chicks.’ That was a strange thing to say, but yeah, I guess that’s true.
“But I think it’s the same person. And maybe that was the appeal and continues to be. People are sick and tired of politically correct language and stuff.”
Revealing his opinion on the COVID plague, Gene Simmons has said that it’s been politicized. He also touched on former president Trump once again and repeated that he is the same guy he ever knew. He concluded by saying that a big part of the population was affected by the virus.
“It’s been politicized,” Simmons said. “The gentleman who was in office, the former president, I knew before the political world. It’s the same person I knew before; the stripes of a tiger don’t change. And the unfortunate thing is that…
“Look, we all lie to some extent, but what happened the last four years was beyond anything I ever thought imaginable from people who had lots of power -not just him, but the administration, everybody.
“And unfortunately, that disease – The Big Lie notwithstanding – has really infected a large portion of the population.”