- The Washington Times - Monday, October 26, 2015

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has declared his support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying there’s “something scarily hawkish” about his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

“He’s the only person in the race that I see with any credibility,” he said about Mr. Sanders, Rolling Stone reported Monday. “He seems to speak the truth, far as one can tell at this point. He seems prepared to stand up against big money and the banks and stand up for the predicaments of minorities, the middle class and the working class in this country.”

Mr. Waters, a British citizen, said that if he could vote in the U.S. election, he’d “cast [his] lot” with Mr. Sanders. He said Mrs. Clinton is a “far better alternative than any of the Republican candidates by a long, long way,” but he still has reasons to doubt her.

Hillary worries me,” he told Rolling Stone. “I have an awful worry that she might become the first woman president to drop a [expletive] nuclear bomb on somebody. There is something scarily hawkish about her, and she has that politician look down of, ‘You are never going to get a word of truth out of me.’”

Confronted with the possibility that a Sanders nomination could hand the election to Republicans because of the senator’s socialist leanings, Mr. Waters said “that is why I admire Sanders.”

“When he speaks the truth, he sounds very left-wing, but that is because we have been fed this right-wing [expletive] by the whole of the mainstream media since the Second World War,” he said. “And it has gotten worse and worse and worse, and the outlets for dissenting voices have become fewer and fewer. So he is bound to sound out of step, because he is! And that is what is so good about him.”

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