If President Donald Trump wins re-election on Nov. 3, one prominent rock star has promised to leave the country.
According to Fox News, Tommy Lee, drummer for the band Motley Crue, said in a recent interview that if Trump wins, he’ll go back to his “motherland” — namely, Greece.
“I’m out of here”
Lee’s promise came during an interview with The Big Issue, where the drummer made an appearance to promote a new album he’s been working on from his California home studio amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Asked for his thoughts on the U.S. election and the possibility of another four years of Trump in office, the 58-year-old rock star made it clear that if such a result pans out, he would be giving up his American residency.
“Dude, I swear to [G]od if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the U.K. I’m out of here,” Lee said, according to Fox.
“I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece,” he added, “and get a house on one of the islands.”
According to Fox, Lee explained that he wants to leave because he feels embarrassed by the incumbent president and the country at large.
“The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing,” the drummer said, as Fox reported. “I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What the f*** are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country.'”
Repeat Trump critic
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Lee has expressed his contempt for President Trump. According to Fox, the drummer suggested in a tweet after Trump announced that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19 that it was karma’s doing that led to the diagnosis.
Can you say “Karma Gods have spoken”? https://t.co/TmqWIhKc2Y
— T🥁mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) October 2, 2020
He’s just one of dozens of celebrities who have come out against President Trump and his policies. But it remains to be seen whether their pleas will have any impact on the outcome of next month’s election — especially as ardent supporters continue to turn out in droves for the current commander-in-chief.
THANK YOU NORTH CAROLINA! pic.twitter.com/4epZQPjfi7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020