During a recent episode of Good Morning Britain, KISS bassist Gene Simmons has shared his opinion about the current state of the world in 2019.

He claimed that “earth has never been in better shape”, here’s the statement:

“Look, as a history buff and as a former sixth-grade teacher in Spanish Harlem, it’s never been better. Don’t kid yourself. My mother was a concentration camp survivor in World War II. She was 14 years of age. She, unfortunately, just passed on during Christmas.

Earth has never been in better shape. I know — climate change and a polarized political thing — but there are no more world wars. I mean, imagine what London looked like 60 years ago. This is the best of times.

Unemployment in the United States is the lowest it’s been in 50 years — 5-0. When I rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange at their behest, the Dow [Jones Industrial Average] was about 8,000. It’s almost 27,000 today. More people are working. More people are making more money. Unions are more powerful.”

He also talked about Donald Trump, and said:

“Politics has forever changed. Whether you like it or not, this president has changed it. I understand this thing.

It’s a New York streetfighter. If you say, ‘What are you looking at? You’re looking at me?’ Politics are over. Now this guy is just saying, ‘I don’t care what my guys are saying. Did you just say something bad about me? I’m coming after you.'”

You can watch the entire interview below. Click here for the source of the statement.