Tags: Trump Administration | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | kenny rogers | country | singer | trump

Kenny Rogers on Trump: 'I Really Like Him, I Love What He Says'

Image: Kenny Rogers on Trump: 'I Really Like Him, I Love What He Says'
Kenny Rogers (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 21 Dec 2015 05:02 PM

Country music legend Kenny Rogers is singing the praises of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, saying the real estate billionaire "believes everything he says: whether he's right or not, he says what everybody fears."

In an interview published Monday with the British newspaper The Guardian, the 77-year-old musician, famous for smash hits such as  "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," and "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer," revealed that he believes in Trump.

"I really like him," Rogers told The Guardian's Michele McManmon. "I think his problem is that he says what everyone wants to hear, but he doesn't say it well."

"I love what he says, I have to admit. He can be president and not owe anybody anything; he's one of the few people that has the money to do it, and has the guts to do it."

"You're biting off a lot by doing that."

Rogers said Trump is sincere and not afraid to touch on controversial issues that other politicians shy away from.

"He believes everything he says: whether he's right or not, he says what everybody fears," he told The Guardian. "My older sons laugh at me when I tell them that. They are Democrats that live in California – there's no hope for them. They'll vote for Hillary [Clinton] no matter what she does. She's a friend of mine, I'm not trashing her."

Rogers has a new album out titled "Once Again It's Christmas," his sixth holiday album.

In an interview with NPR he touched on how special the Christmas season is to him.

"I've never been overtly religious, but I've always been deeply spiritual and Christmas gives me a chance to feel all of the things that I really feel," he told NPR's Rachel Martin. "When I was a kid, I grew up in the projects, and my mom always managed to make Christmas special."

He hinted at another reason for his support of Trump by telling The Guardian his Christmas tour shows have been a way for him to add to the special meaning of the season for his fans, who "are looking for someone to help re-enforce the importance of Christmas to them."

"I encourage them to not lose Christmas," he said.

"I bought some clothes the other day, and the young kid said: 'Have a happy holiday,' and I said: 'Have a merry Christmas,' and he said: 'We aren't allowed to say that in here,' and I said: 'Well, I can.'"

"It's so easy to be politically correct and pretty soon everything gets sterili[z]ed."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
US
Country music legend Kenny Rogers is singing the praises of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, saying the real estate billionaire "believes everything he says: whether he's right or not, he says what everybody fears."
kenny rogers, country, singer, trump
425
2015-02-21
Monday, 21 Dec 2015 05:02 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved