In an interview by Noisey, Slayer members expressed their thoughts on political issues. About Donald Trump and the country’s political situation, Slayer members said:
Drummer Paul Bostaph said:
“Donald Trump‘s the biggest joke I’ve ever seen in my life. Everybody clapping for some of the stuff he says, I’m like this is some of the scariest shit I’ve ever seen in my life as an American.”
Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya:
“We were talking about the constitution and they literally wrote in there that, ‘hey listen, if things aren’t going the way you think they should, trash this, get rid of your whole government and write a new one, because it’s time for a change.’”
Guitarist Kerry King:
“I don’t know, probably depends on what day of the week it is and what kind of propaganda I’m paying attention to. At the end of the day, if you take guns away from everybody only criminals will have guns. Is that better? I don’t know.
You know what I know is a problem, police departments trying to be militant states. You can’t have all these policemen shooting all these poor African American people and nobody doing time or doing anything for it. They’re gonna retaliate, I would. I want to clear the air and say I’ve got nothing against the police force—I think they’re heroes, but Jesus Christ, something’s gotta change.”
You can watch the entire interview from below.