Gene Simmons, the blood-spitting bassist and vocalist of rock supergroup Kiss, had some harsh truths for listeners tuning into an interview on Chicago’s WGN Radio about politics in the United States.
"The last thing we should be doing as a country is to fight with each other,” Simmons said. “Everybody's got a different point of view, and that's okay — that's what makes America great.”
"By the way, al Qaeda, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, all the bad guys in the Middle East don't make a distinction between left and right, Democrat or Republican; they hate all of you,” he added. “They just think you're all Americans. Now that's a good idea — the American party."
Simmons did, however, deviate from his own advice given back in December when he urged celebrities to keep their “pie holes” shut instead of ranting on and on against Donald Trump. But as a friend and former contestant on Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice, Simmons echoed his previous comments:
"And for people out there who think every time you say 'President Trump' that it's a political conversation, I urge everybody to just take a deep breath. He was elected, and so were the Republicans across America. And the next time there's an election, you'll have a chance to draw the curtains — because it's nobody's damn business who you vote for — and vote your conscience. If you like our president, you'll vote him back in. If you don't like him, then you'll vote for somebody else."
In a Rolling Stone interview last year, Simmons said Trump is “good for the political system” because of how “everybody is sick and tired of being politically correct.”
“Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps a hundred million people, may actually have some positive feelings about a wall,” Simmons said.
And if you’ve followed Simmons’ career at all over the past 40 years, you already know it’s impossible for him to keep his pie hole shut. He wouldn’t be the demon if he did: