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Kerry King: Trump’s the biggest liar I've ever seen in politics

Kerry King
Kerry King (Image credit: Getty)

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has called out US presidential hopeful Donald Trump and branded him “the biggest biggest liar I’ve ever seen in politics.”

The American businessman has been at the centre of a number of complaints from the music world, with Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland recently asking his supporters to stop following him on social media.

And King says when it comes to who he wants to see as the 45th president of the United States, there’s only one choice.

He tells Rolling Stone: “I’m certainly not a political analyst, but I think that Hillary Clinton is the safe, correct choice.

“Trump is just a sideshow – I’m not even going to apologise to all the Trump followers. I think the reason he’s so popular is because he’s like the politics version of WWE. He’s sensational like wrestling and that’s why middle America loves him.”

And with a laugh, King adds: “He’s the biggest liar I’ve ever seen in politics. I mean, most of them are liars, but he just outright in-your-face lies.”

Slayer are currently touring in support of latest album Repentless, released last year. Their schedule includes an appearance at Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire on August 14.

Slayer 2016 tour dates

Aug 07: Lokeren Lokerse Feesten, Belgium
Aug 10: Colmar Theatre de Plein Air, France
Aug 12: Leeuwarden Into The Grave, Netherlands
Aug 14: Catton Park Bloodstock, UK
Aug 17: Bratislava Aegon Arena, Slovakia
Aug 19: Wilburgstetten Summer Breeze, Germany
Aug 20: Hamburg Elb-Riot Festival, Germany
Sep 09: Cleveland Jacob’s Pavilion, OH
Sep 10: Detroit Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, MI
Sep 12: Toronto Sound Academy, ON
Sep 13: Montreal Metropolis, QC
Sep 15: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
Sep 20: Indianapolis Egyptian Room, IN
Sep 22: St Louis The Pageant, MO
Sep 27: Orlando Hard Rock Live, FL
Sep 28: Miami Fillmore, FL
Sep 30: Tunica Horseshoe Casino, MS
Oct 03: Norfolk Norva, VA
Oct 05: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
Oct 07: Dallas Gas Monkey Live, TX
Oct 08: Austin ACL At The Moody Theatre, TX
Oct 10: Denver Fillmore, CO
Oct 11: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT
Oct 13: Missoula The Wilma Theatre, MT
Oct 17: Lethbridge Enmax Center, AB
Oct 19: Penticton South Okanagan Events Centre, BC
Oct 20: Abbotsford Centre, BC
Oct 23: Reno Events Center, NV
Oct 27: El Paso County Coliseum, TX

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