Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett has made negative statements many times about the new United States president Donald Trump. He spoke in an interview with Bilboard on November 10, 2016 and said:

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

Now, Hammett 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.

    • Ros Northover

      Obviously you are not a person who knows much about talent, or Climate! Trump is a stupid man, who will push too far with his childish vocabulary, and will end up starting World War 3! Kirk is a BRILLIANT, taleted guitarist, and obviously, highly Intelligent!

  • Ace

    Wow, he just rattles on..

  • Роман Деньгин

    This is the dawn of Metallica. Artist who touched the politics once will never have a chance to unite people by means of his art. The magic is gone now. RIP Kirk The Metal Legend.

  • Jordan Fire Star

    Kirk Hammet just lost my respect, and he is buying into the Climate Change. Spend a few hours doing research on statistics (not one webstites but in actual science books that are actually not biased) and you’ll see it’s not that big of a deal.

    • Mushfique Bin Hossain

      make sure u write a letter for your kids apologizing for the hell they’ll have to live in

    • Michael Lenton

      you fucking idiot. You just had two massive hurricanes. Massive fires due to record temps and every scientist not in the pockets of a oil or coal company saying the the planet is in TROUBLE…Fucktards everywhere’

    • Vance Berreth

      Science books…Really? Where to start…Should I even explain why you’re an idiot?

  • Kurt Eskildsen

    Stick to music Kirk… Your political discourse is pathetic.

  • Ole_Hickory

    Kirk, if you are trying, on any serious level, to draw a comparison between the Trump administration and 1930’s Nazi Germany then you are irretrievably ignorant of both current events and history. Please shut the hell up and stop trying to degrade the collective IQ of the world.

  • Vance Berreth

    Challenge him, and the evil will come. There is no changing their possessed minds.