Ozzy Osbourne has criticized Donald Trump over the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In my lifetime, I’ve never known anything like this,” Osbourne tells Rolling Stone. “It’s getting worse, not better. And this guy’s acting like a fool.”
“I don’t really like to talk politics that much, but I’ve got to say what I feel with this guy,” he adds. “There’s not much hope left. Maybe he’s got a trick up his sleeve and he’s going to surprise us all, and I hope he has.”
As of Friday afternoon, the U.S. has over 5.5 million COVID-19 cases, and over 175,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. is the world leader in both cases and deaths.
Over the summer, Osbourne started selling “Ozzy for President” merchandise, though his British birth prevents him from ever assuming the office. Should he actually be allowed to run for president, the Prince of Darkness would first “try and find out a little bit about politics.”
“Because the f***ing guy you’ve got in there now doesn’t know that much about it, I don’t think,” Ozzy says.
Last summer, Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon called out a Trump-retweeted video making fun of the Democratic presidential candidates for its unauthorized use of the metal legend’s song “Crazy Train.”
“We are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne’s music in political ads or in any political campaigns,” Sharon said in a statement.
By Josh Johnson
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