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If You Like Trump, Don’t Go See Todd Rundgren

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You may know musician Todd Rundgren from such hits as “Hello It’s Me” and… Well, you may know musician Todd Rundgren. He doesn’t like Donald Trump, and he doesn’t want to have anyone around him who likes Donald Trump. So in the unlikely event that you’re fans of both Rundgren and Trump, you need to make a choice.

Here’s Rundgren talking to Chris Willman at Variety:

The anti-Trump song you did with [Donald] Fagen reminded me of when I saw you perform in Los Angeles last year, and right after you made some remarks about your feelings about Trump, the couple next to me angrily walked out. You left the impression that doesn’t bother you.

No. If I had the power, I’d say: If you’re a Trump supporter, don’t come to my show, because you won’t have a good time. And also, I don’t understand your frickin’ values. Because I’m not singing about that. If you don’t understand that basic thing, you’re just fooling yourself. I guarantee that in this show, if you’re a Trump supporter, you will likely be offended. Let the buyer beware! I mean, if you can’t take a joke, or you can’t admit that you’ve made a mistake, you don’t belong with the rest of us. [Laughs]

This is probably the defining element of “anti-fascism”: A refusal to even share a room with anybody who disagrees with you.

That’s certainly an unusual stance for a musician to take in 2017 America, but I’m sure it’ll make a big difference. I don’t know what Trump (70) is going to do without the support of younger entertainers like Rundgren (68).

Oh yeah, Rundgren also did “Bang the Drum All Day.” That was a good one.