As a British citizen, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters can’t vote in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. But that doesn’t preclude him from having opinions on the race.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Waters revealed that he’s supporting Bernie Sanders, because he feels the Vermont senator is the only candidate with “credibility,” and has serious doubts about Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary worries me,” Waters said. “I have an awful worry that she might become the first woman president to drop a f—ing nuclear bomb on somebody. There is something scarily hawkish about her, and she has that politician look down of, ‘You are never going to get a word of truth out of me.’”
Despite the nuke concerns, however, Waters told the magazine that Clinton is a better alternative for president than any of the Republican contenders, a list that includes Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, and Donald Trump.
“His ideas [are] not outlandish at all. It’s American exceptionalism gone crazy and delivered under the umbrella of absolute ignorance,” Waters said of Trump in an earlier interview with Rolling Stone. “He is pig-ignorant and he always was and he always will be. He lives in the illusion that he’s admirable in some way. And obviously for somebody like me, he stands for everything that is not admirable in American society.”