Corey Taylor has never been shy about his disdain for Donald Trump, once calling the former US president and anyone who voted for him a “fucking moron.”
With Trump launching another presidential campaign amidst a number of legal issues for everything from business fraud to federal indictments related to January 6th, Taylor hasn’t changed his tune. Although the singer has long since stepped away from social media, he shared his opinion with Consequence in an interview for our recent cover story, Beyond the Mask: Corey Taylor’s Ride from Wild to Wise, speaking openly and passionately about his political perspective regarding Trump and the current election cycle.
First, he wanted to set one thing straight, in case there was any confusion: “I know a lot of people think that I hate conservatives and that’s just not the fucking case,” he said before clarifying, “I hate Trump and everything that he fucking stands for.”
“I think they’re following blindly someone who doesn’t give a fuck about them,” Taylor said of Trump’s supporters. “But the whole reason that you have this cult of Trump right now is because of just how far the gulf has become between the two political sides.”
In this regard, Taylor feels that both the left and right are to blame.
“As soon as the left started berating and chastising and ridiculing people on the right, they started to pull further away,” he said, “and they started to do the same thing — to the point where it’s not even about political points anymore. It’s about trying to find the best burn. Trying to find the best way to stick it in somebody’s face, whether it’s correct or not; it’s all about being ‘owned’ these days.”