David Crosby: Donald Trump ‘an absolute scab of a human being’
Legendary singer and songwriter David Crosby had some choice words for President Trump on Tuesday, calling the president a “buffoon,” a “badly behaved child” and a “scab of a human being.”
Mr. Crosby, a founding member of Crosby, Stills Nash who kicks off his North American solo tour this May in Tulsa, told Variety magazine that Mr. Trump has turned back the progress this country has made in the past 50 years.
“That’s due to this president being an absolute scab of a human being,” he said. “He has encouraged gay haters and racists in this country to think it’s OK. That’s a really nightmarish thing to have happen. We thought we were making progress in this country. We thought, ‘Wow, look at this wonderful guy, Barack Obama, who is now our president. He’s a black guy, really intelligent and a class act. We love him and we think it’s going forward.’
″[Then] we get this buffoon of a president who thinks women are just p---ies to be grabbed,” he said. “A disgusting human being. It is discouraging. We really did think we were making progress. We will again when we get rid of this bunch. We have to fix Congress. We have to beat them in the next election and take Congress back, and then we can start fixing America.”
“This guy who’s the president now is a horror show. He’s a badly behaved child,” he added.
Mr. Crosby, 76, said the problem starts with Congress members acting on behalf of major corporations and the National Rifle Association instead of their constituents.
“I think the idea of democracy is the most powerful one; in terms of ways for people to live together,” he said. “I believe representative democracy is the best idea we ever had for government, but I don’t think we have one right now. We have a corporate-ocracy, it doesn’t represent the people of the United States of America and that disturbs the hell out of me.”
“I am feeling more optimistic and it’s because of those kids,” he said of the students who are pushing stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this month.
“Those kids are convinced they can make a difference and they’re going to,” he said. “They’re absolutely fearless and they’re wonderful. They’re the hope of this country. They’re standing up for the truth and they’re holding politicians accountable in spite of the fact that what the NRA has paid politicians is crazy. What is it, $33 million they put into their pockets this year? Their Congress is bought and these kids are not going to stand for that. They are going to raise hell and I am going to help them.”
Mr. Crosby said he’d like to see Mr. Trump impeached.
“The next step is impeaching the president,” he said. “I think you’d see fighting in the streets, but it may come down to that. There are a lot of kids who are convinced it would be a really great country if we took the entire west coast and moved to Canada.”