09 June 2020

Neil Young attacks President Trump for being ‘poor leader’ and ‘fanning the flames of unrest’ in open letter to fans

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young has criticised President Donald Trump in an open letter to his fans in which he also declares his support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

The 74-year-old pointed the finger at Trump for causing the civil unrest which is currently being played out across America in response to the death of George Floyd.

Trump greets Biden at his Presidential inauguration back in 2017 (ABACA/PA Images)

He said: "Although it could get a lot worse, the pandemic that is, I think we all learn together. Some of us will get sick, especially those who protested, their families, those of us who care and feel. We know black lives matter.

"My heart goes out to all our black families affected, so that’s all the black families through American history. I feel like we are turning a corner. All together, all colours on the street. We know our mission is the right one for America and for mankind.

“Although I think our president is responsible for a lot of this unrest we feel today as he has fanned the flames and tried to turn us against one another for his political reasons, I am thankful that we are all standing for what we believe and I think we will be a better country for this."

Young went on to slam Trump, adding: "He is, in the end, just a poor leader who is building walls around our house. I believe he will be powerless soon and I wish him the best in his next life. That sorry man will not destroy the American Dream."

The legendary musician then confirmed he is supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November’s Presidential election.

“Whether you think Barack Obama’s white brother can handle this situation or not, he will most likely be our new leader, bringing compassion and empathy back to the Whitehouse. May the Great Spirit be with you Joe Biden.

"On the streets today, we smell and see the smoke and fire autocracy as it extinguishes itself before our eyes. It will burn for a while and be scary and ugly, as is its source, but I have hope and I feel it in my bones.

"This is not the American Way. We have a great future before us, not an easy one, a great one."

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