Lydon also said it was “fantastic” to meet Nigel Farage.

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon has come out in defence of Donald Trump, saying he considers him a “possible friend”.

In an appearance on Good Morning Britain earlier today, Lydon told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he rejects accusations that Trump is racist.

“What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not true,” he said. “There’s many, many problems with him as a human being, but he’s not that, and there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation, because he terrifies politicians. And this is joy to behold.”

Morgan goes on to call Trump “the absolutely archetypal anti-establishment character in politics”, prompting Lydon to respond, “Dare I say, a possible friend. Think of the rows we could have.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the former Sex Pistol and PiL frontman described meeting Nigel Farage as “fantastic”.

He also offered his thoughts on Brexit, saying: “The working class have spoke, and I’m one of them, and I’m with them. And there it is.”

Lydon, who is now a US citizen, was asked whether conservatism is the new punk rock in a new interview with the New York Times also published today.

“Aaaaaah! No! [laughs] Aaaaaah! There’s better analogies than that,” he replied. “Is Donald the new Sex Pistols? I don’t know, and I don’t think you need to tie things together that way. It’s too easy. That’s lazy intellectualism at work, that is.”



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