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Corey Taylor not so excited about Kid Rock for US Senate

By | Published on Thursday 24 August 2017


Corey Taylor off of Slipknot isn’t planning on backing Kid Rock’s bid to become a US senator. But not because he has anything against Kid Rock per se, but because he reckons the Donald Trump presidency is proving that – as much as we like to disparage politicians – replacing them with people who know nothing about politics or government isn’t an especially good route to take.

As previously reported, Trump supporting Kid Rock is considering standing to represent Michigan in the US Senate, with the next round of elections taking place next year. He would seek to represent the Republican Party, and one organisation that provides funding to Republican candidates recently said “he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy, and he’s a shrewd businessman – if you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run”.

Taylor was asked what he thought about his fellow musician’s political ambitions by Larry King. The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman mused thus: “I’ve never met him. I’ve heard he’s really, really cool, but I think the worst thing that people can do is assume that you can fill a role that you have no experience in. I mean, we’re kinda seeing that with the President right now. So there you go”.

There you go indeed.