Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett has made negative statements many times before about the new United States president Donald Trump. The most important of these was what he said in an interview with Bilboard on November 10, 2016. He said in this interview:

“I’m just waiting to get into a personal Twitter war with him. I’m just waiting.”

And yes, Kirk did what he said. He launched a war on Twitter against Donald Trump. Kirk shots off a series of tweets urging fans to “reject American carnage” and “defend American democracy”. He said in the tweets:

“Trump’s inaugural address and his asking us to put America first sounds, to me, familiar to what was said in speeches going around in Germany in the 1930’s and later Russia in the 1940’s. Pay attention people!

Stand up for truth, compassion and togetherness. Don’t settle for anything less. Reject lies, fear mongering, misguided anger. The system wants us divided, so it’s easier to control us emotionally. We are all in this together, like it or not we need each other to overcome the bigger threat.”



Here’s the tweets:

  • Đức Thành

    This is great. This is really great. I’m so glad we are at a time where people like this still exist. We need even more people to stand up and say what they think and express how they feel about all of this. No matter what it is a beautiful world that we are defending. We are in this together. We can do it together.

  • mikedmeyer

    Was there any reply? It’s only a “war” if your opponent hits back.

  • Megadead™

    That’s a hell of a war. He didn’t even tweet @ trump. Passive-aggressive Hammett is passive-aggressive.

    • YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

      Well what do you expect, Lars did not even teach kirk how to use twitter. I dont even know if i have twitter. But if i do the tweets will end in YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

    • morecowbell

      America: Goood. Drumph: Baaad!

  • Daryl Plumley

    Fuck you kirk you sloppy guitar playing pussy donald would most likley beat tour bitch and fuck metallica to i always thought you sucked comapred to the master dave mustain the talent is nite and day different

    • Drew P. Weiner

      You can’t even spell his name properly.

  • Ace

    Wow, he just rattles on..