Legendary rocker John Fogerty is no conservative. He still isn’t joining the chorus of celebrities smiting Donald Trump. In fact, the Creedence Clearwater Revival singer says the unlikely politician is “fascinating.”
The mind behind “Fortunate Son,” the ’60s anti-war anthem (“It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son”), said Trump has defied expectations with his populist run.
I kinda thought we all knew what there was to know about Donald Trump.
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“But what’s fascinating about the Trump candidacy is not only that he became one of the players but that he became the highest-rated,” Fogerty told Rolling Stone magazine. “I find that surprising at first, but now you wonder: What is going on here if that many people are still supporting his candidacy? I kinda thought we all knew what there was to know about Donald Trump. It is surprising to me that at this stage in his life he can say things that shock people.”
Fogerty said he won’t be pulling the lever for Trump should the real estate mogul emerge as the GOP standard-bearer. Still, he finds Trump’s rise “fascinating on the landscape of American politics.”
He compared Trump’s rise to the troubled former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush campaign, a sign that the public wasn’t willing to nominate another Bush at this point in the cultural cycle.
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Trump got another unlikely ally recently. Eva Longoria, an ardent President Obama supporter, recently spoke out against Hispanic groups trying to get Trump removed from this week’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig.
“This is part of freedom of speech, freedom of press. He has his right — not only that, Lorne Michaels has a right to book whoever he wants,” Longoria told TheWrap.com.