SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian recently told Forbes that it’s “frustrating” to see his bandmate, drummer John Dolmayan, publicly voicing his support for president Donald Trump.
Dolmayan has been a huge advocate for Trump recently and has accused Democrats of “demonizing” the president and “blaming him for everything under the sun.” Dolmayan also went on to call Democrats “the true bigots” who “fought to maintain slavery” and were “directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions, a large majority of whom were black.”
Tankian was asked if it’s frustrating for him to see John so publicly supportive of president TRUMP to which he responded: “He’s my brother-in-law and my drummer. Is it frustrating being politically opposite to your own drummer and brother-in-law? Fuck yeah. Of course it’s frustrating. But that’s having to do with American politics. When it comes to Armenian issues, we’re on the same exact page. We know what injustice is happening, we work together. We’re doing different auction activities and working together on many fronts. The Armenian nation is united, whether you voted for Republican, Democrat or neither. But I was a Bernie [Sanders] supporter, I still am. I feel like he still would’ve been the best choice going forward. But I’m okay with [Joe] Biden. The elections are coming up and normally I’m very vocal, but this war and the daily death toll [in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh] has really taken up my full spectrum of focus.”
Dolmayan supports Trump’s claim that his administration has done more for the African-American community “than any president since Abraham Lincoln.”
In recent months, Tankian has called for Trump to resign and described him as “completely useless” over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.