In a new interview, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters tells Rolling Stone he is worried by Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, as he fears the former Secretary of State might become the first woman to instigate a nuclear war.
The 72-year-old British rocker was speaking to the publication about the upcoming U.S. election, in which he is supporting Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
While Waters believes Clinton to be a “far better alternative than any of the Republican candidates by a long, long way,” he says he does not trust Clinton.
“Hillary worries me,” he said. “I have an awful worry that she might become the first woman president to drop a f—king nuclear bomb on somebody.”
He added of the former First Lady and New York Senator, “There is something scarily hawkish about her, and she has that politician look down of, ‘You are never going to get a word of truth out of me.’”
Waters, who cannot vote in the election, said he “admires” Bernie Sanders, as he is the only candidate with any “credibility.”
“He seems to speak the truth, far as one can tell at this point,” said Waters. “He seems prepared to stand up against big money and the banks and stand up for the predicaments of minorities, the middle class and the working class in this country.”
Of fears that Sanders in unelectable because of his may radical views, Waters admits, “It is true that people become marginalized if their politics appear too far to the left.”
Waters then attacks the mainstream media, which according to him is right-wing, for mischaracterizing Sanders.
“When he speaks the truth, he sounds very left-wing, but that is because we have been fed this right-wing bulls—t by the whole of the mainstream media since the Second World War,” he said. “And it has gotten worse and worse and worse, and the outlets for dissenting voices have become fewer and fewer. So he is bound to sound out of step, because he is! And that is what is so good about him.”
Waters has become known in recent years for his opposition Israeli policies toward Palestine, and has penned a number of open letters to artists who perform in Israel.