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Nirvana's Krist Novoselic praises Donald Trump's speech on dealing with protesters

03 June 2020, 10:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic praised Donald Trump in a Facebook post for his "strong and direct" speech about mobilising the US military to control the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier this week (1 June), Trump gave a heavily criticised speech about mobilising the US military to control the protests around the country, and labelled himself "your president of law and order".

Following his speech, Krist Novoselic, the bassist of Nirvana, shared a post on his personal Facebook (which has since been set to private) praising Trump for his speech. Novoselic wrote, "Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech."

He added, "Social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown. I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states – and he legally might not be able to anyway – nevertheless, his tone in this speech is strong and direct."

"I have been watching the images in the media and thinking about how polarised our country is," Novoselic continued. "I mean, even wearing medical masks in public can be seen as a political statement! The violence (and not the protests) appear as a leftist insurrection. Imagine if so-called "patriot militias" were raising this kind of hell? If this were the case, left-wing people would welcome federal intervention."

The Nirvana bassist wrapped up his post by writing, "Most Americans want peace in their communities and President Trump spoke to this desire. Never mind the legal details that few understand – Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many."

Krist Novoselic has since made his Facebook page private and deleted his Twitter account.
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