Staind’s Aaron Lewis: ‘We Need a President Who Is Going To Do What Donald Trump Has Been Doing’
Staind frontman and solo artist Aaron Lewis is split on this year’s presidential election. The musician has publicly supported Donald Trump, stating, “We need a president who is going to do what Donald Trump has been doing,” but adding, “I need to see Donald Trump be a little bit more freakin' presidential.”
At this point, Lewis is considering casting his vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump or Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, though he stated earlier this year he’d have happily supported Ted Cruz if the Texas Senator secured the Republican nomination.
In a new interview with SiriusXM’s The Wilkow Majority, Lewis spoke about what he needs to ultimately cast a vote for Trump or Johnson. "I need to see or hear Gary Johnson talk more. I need to hear Gary Johnson talk more and I need to see Donald Trump be a little bit more freakin' presidential,” Lewis stated. “He's running for the office of the president of the United States, and at times he's acting like he's on the recess on a playing field in elementary school. I need him to take on a little bit more of a Ronald Reagan type of stance, of getting those votes from the middle of the road, getting those votes from the left that are in agreement with all of us that Hillary [Clinton] is just completely unacceptable."
Aaron continued, "We need a president who is going to do what Donald Trump has been doing and saying things that nobody wants to say and is afraid to say but is the truth, but he needs to do it in a manner that can be respected by everybody, that there's no holes in it, where no matter what he actually said in the content, he said it in a manner that didn't offend people that didn't believe what he believes. I need some tact from him. I need some gentlemanly behavior, yet still get the point across, still shake the cage, still rattle everything, but I need to see him do it with a little bit more respect for the position that he is trying to attain."
As for Aaron Lewis’ musical future, he claims that Staind havenn’t broken up, though it’s been five years since the band released a new album. Lewis just put out a new solo album, Sinner, in September. You can grab a copy of Sinner here.
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