SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor spoke about his upcoming book “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside ‘The Greatest Country In The World'” on “Talk Is Jericho” podcast. Book will be released on August 8 via Da Capo Press.
“It’s gonna piss people off,” Corey said. “It’s gonna piss people off on both sides [of the political spectrum], and I don’t care — I really don’t. Because I’m so over the petulant rhetoric that… I’m tired of it. Whether it’s people screaming ‘Fake news’ or ‘Nazi’, it’s so blatantly reactionary that no one’s making any sense. And I can’t take it. I don’t want my kids to grow up in a country like that. Especially with all the shit that’s going on, whether it’s the left attacking people who they think are conservatives or conservatives attacking people on the right… And [the book] is me trying to get [the silent majority of the country] to speak up and stand up and go, ‘You know what? You’re right. We can’t let these people on both sides speak for us.'”
Taylor also talked about Hillary Clinton‘s “likability” problem during her presidential campaign, largely believed to be due to her untrustworthiness, which she never overcame in the polls with the American public.
“I think [the voters] just didn’t like her personality,” Corey said. “I think it’s as simple as that. Everyone wants to talk about Benghazi or Bill [Clinton] or all this bullshit… The e-mails… Christ, shove that shit up your ass. Are you kidding me? Fifty million e-mails are still missing from the George W. Bush administration. Do you think ten thousand are gonna make a difference? Kiss my white ass. I’m just so disgusted.”
Corey went on to say that “it tells you how fucking bad Trump is, that [Hillary] still got the majority vote,” despite the fact that she was perceived as a terribly flawed candidate. “It all came down to… I think it was twenty thousand votes,” he said. “That’s all [Trump] had to get the electorate. That’s all he got to win. That was it. And it only came down to those three states. That’s all it took for him to swing that. He’s not gonna get it next time, I tell you that.”