Sammy Hagar Weighs in on Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Even Sammy Hagar's biggest fans probably don't turn to him for political insight, but if you've been waiting for his opinions on would-be presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he's happy to oblige.
Hagar weighed in on the 2016 election's early frontrunners at the behest of Rolling Stone, laughingly deeming the question "any thoughts on Donald Trump?" as "the touchiest thing I've ever seen in my life" before offering a more in-depth point of view.
"I like the fact that he's shaken up the political world, which needed to be shaken up. Everyone has been so dishonest. The politically correct thing is about to drive me out of this country. You can't do anything or someone's going to sue you. You can't say anything or an organization comes down and blackballs you," admitted Hagar. "I love the fact that Trump is saying, 'F--- all you people' and just beating them up and talking s--- and busting their balls. I like that part of it. But I'm not sure that's the man I want as my next president. But maybe we need somebody that radical."
As for whether he'd ever vote for Trump over Clinton in a general election, Hagar said "that's a tough one," expressing his sympathy for the way the former Secretary of State has been targeted in an investigation regarding her email management while part of the cabinet. "I mean, come on. She erased some emails or something," he shrugged. "I know it's not good for security and all that, but I'm not a political kind of guy. So I'm going, "Hey, you all think the President of the United States — Obama or Reagan or anybody — never f---ed up?" They all f---ed up!"
Unsurprisingly, given his strong personal and business ties south of the border, Hagar takes issue with Trump's controversial comments regarding Mexican immigrants. "From my judgement of living in Mexico and having businesses down there, they are family- and God-loving people," he asserted. "There's bad seeds in every single race on this planet, but the Hispanic population comes to this country because they want to work. They want to better their lives and feed their children."
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