Johnny Rotten

John Lydon, who is better known as Johnny Rotten, from the SEX PISTOLS and PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, told BBC‘s “Newsday” program that he will vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

He said: “Yes, of course, I’m voting for Trump. I don’t want a politician running this world anymore.

“He’s an individual thinker, I’ll give him that for a start. He’s not the most lovable fellow on God’s earth, but I cannot see the opposition as offering me anything by way of a solution. Joe Biden is, in all practicality, senile, and delinquently senile. My wife has Alzheimer’s — I know the symptoms.”

After “Newsday” host told Lydon that there is no evidence that Biden is senile, Lydon said: “Oh, really? Have you seen him talk lately? I can only go on my vast experience, seeing as my wife is suffering from Alzheimer’s.”

He also talked the crushing economic damage that has resulted not just from COVID-19 itself but also from the lockdowns that have largely halted business activity around the globe.

“I don’t think lockdown is doing any good for anybody. Wrecking an economy is not the smartest move to cure any illness or virus or disease,” Lydon said. “We’re all capable of wearing masks. We’re all smart enough not to want to give each other filthy, horrible viruses. Give people the chance to work. Don’t just close everything down.

“This is not Stalin at work here. But, I swear, the governments are beginning to feel that way. We have to hold ourselves responsible at some point in order for our society to exist at all.

“Already there were rumors flying around that there was an even stronger strain of this COVID, or whatever you want to call it, coming down the pipeline. So we might as well just close everything down and collapse.”