Dave Mustaine, front man for 80s metal band Megadeth, had some harsh words for President Obama. During a show in Singapore (the incident is on the video below), Mustaine told the crowd of Megadeth’s “Th1rt3en World Tour” that he believed the Obama Administration orchestrated gun violence in order to enact gun control laws.
Mustaine said while pretending to gag himself:
“Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he’s staging all of these murders. The ‘Fast and Furious’ thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don’t know where I’m going to live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”
Dave Mustaine has been a harsh critic of Obama for years, but this criticism represents a new level of extremity on his rhetoric. Mustaine has told Canadian television that he doesn’t believe Obama was born in America. He also endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican Primary, saying to MusicRadar.com:
“…You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he’ll say something so way out that it negates everything else.”
As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there’s some questions there.”
Mustaine made it clear though that he would prefer any Republican candidate to President Obama.
See Mustaine make his claims about Obama at the 2:38 minute mark.