Rock legend Alice Cooper "has thrown his support" to Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump and described his candid way of speaking and experience running large organizations makes him the most popular amongst the GOP hopefuls, reported Blabbermouth.
Appearing on the special Halloween episode of Canadian radio program The Strombo Show, hosted by award-winning personality George Stroumboulopoulos, Cooper commented that the 2016 U.S. presidential election is turning to be the funniest election of all time. He stated, "It's so funny to think about Donald Trump and Hilary. It's going to be the funniest election of all time. I mean, think of it. I keep thinking to myself, is this really the best we can do? With all the great minds in America, this is really the best we can do?"
He went on to say, "The thing I think about Donald Trump and I'm not political at all, but I know Donald and I know he's doer, he's not a sayer, he's a doer. I think that's what the American public are looking at. The American public always votes with their wallets. They're looking at a guy and going, 'Why don't we put a billionaire in there that knows how to run a business? Because America is basically a corporation, and that's what they're thinking right now. They don't want some vanilla politician in there anymore doing business for us that's milk toast. They want a guy that is going to do something. I don't know how much he knows about foreign policy and that's what worries me, and I think [it worries] a lot of people."
However, Cooper maintains he would not openly support any presidential candidate and criticized fellow rock musicians for doing so. The legendary rocker quietly supported George W. Bush in 2014 but frowned on Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen for publicly backing Democrat John Kerry.
He said at that time, "To me, that's treason. I call it treason against rock and roll, because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics. If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."
TV Evangelism is One of Satan's Greatest Weapons
Talking about his rejuvenated Christian faith, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer warned that Satan is a "very smart" demon who plays on televangelist to spread evil.
"TV evangelism is one of Satan's greatest weapons. They put these guys on a pedestal and all of a sudden they get caught with a prostitute and every Christian I know then, is under the gun," the 67-year-old singer told evangelical Christian program The Harvest Show.
"So you don't think that's kind of a setup? Yeah, I'm telling you, the Devil is very smart," Cooper warned. "He's not going to come out with the horns and the tail, he's going to come in as the slickest car salesman you ever saw. I've seen some pretty slick pastors on TV."
Although raised in a Christian home with a father who was a preacher, Cooper lost his faith during his rock career that reached its peak with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, the singer maintains that while he wasn't a Christian at the time, many of his songs "have totally got all kinds of Christian bywords going all the way through it, because it comes out of you."
"Even when I wasn't a Christian I was saying... 'God and the Devil, don't pick the Devil, because it's a bad idea,'" he said.