Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic really stepped in it for praising Trump, even just a little bit

Politically, Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic has always been a progressive sort of guy with his opinions solidly on the left. He’s campaigned for Democrats like John Kerry and wrote a missive called Of Grunge and Government. No wonder people were aghast at some pro-Trump comments he made on Facebook after the bible-in-front-of-a-church photo op.

It wasn’t so much the picture, but Trumps’s “law and order” speech in the Rose Garden before the bible stunt.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Novoselic wrote “Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech…I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states – and he legally might not be able to anyway – nevertheless, the tone in this speech is strong and direct.”

He also went on to opine that much of the violence associated with the George Floyd protests was due to a “leftist insurrection.” I quote again: “Imagine if so called ‘patriot militias’ were raising this kind of hell?…If this were the case, left-wing people would welcome federal intervention. Most Americans want peace in their communities and President Trump spoke to this desire. Never mind the legal details that few understand – Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many.”

As you can imagine, the reaction was swift and furious.

Krist has had to qualify his remarks. His Facebook has since been taken private and he’s disappeared from Twitter.

He also wrote: “Most Americans want peace in their communities and President Trump spoke to this desire. Never mind the legal details that few understand – Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many.”

Another example of how you really, really need to think something through before you post it.

(Via The Guardian, UPROXX and Music-News.com)

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