Last month, Billy Corgan made his feelings about Donald Trump’s Republican Presidential Debate performance known in an August 8 VIP Q&A in Cincinnati. Now, thanks to Alternative Nation, we have the transcription of the Smashing Pumpkins leader’s thoughts.
Basically, Corgan doesn’t agree with Trump’s politics, but he think “it’s good that he’s fucking it up.” The “it” in question being the United States political system, presumably. Here’s the full transcript below:
“I think what’s cool, and I’m not saying I agree politically, but I think what’s cool is Trump’s running chaos theory. He’s forcing a lot of things out into the open, so they can’t control this, whatever that control is. It’s like the music business, everybody gets controlled, and somebody comes along that fucks it all up. So I think it’s good that he’s f–king it up, because whether or not he’s the guy, obviously the political class doesn’t want him there, it’ll open it up to a bigger dialog. Just like rock and roll, it gets boring and it needs to be – I mean look, whether anybody agrees or not, the rating on that debate was 24 million. It was 8 times higher than the first Republican debate of the last cycle. It was highest non-sports related cable rating of all time. That means people are engaged.
I would argue at this point is there any difference between politics and entertainment? Is there any difference at this point between music and entertainment? I don’t think there’s any difference any more.”