UPDATE: Krist posted an update, saying in part, "As an avowed independent, I don’t endorse a major party or candidate. And it feels insane to have to say this, but I don’t support fascism, and I don’t support an authoritarian state."
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who was recently singing the praises of Post Malone, has now revealed himself a fan of a much more controversial subject. In the midst of nationwide protests against the police brutality that's enabled by a centuries-old, broken system, and Trump spewing hateful rhetoric, Krist -- a member of a band whose liner notes once said "If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us—leave us the fuck alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records" -- posted a lengthy note on Facebook praising a speech that Trump gave. You might have wondered if he was being sarcastic, but it didn't seem like he was, and when someone commented asking if the page is a parody account, he replied, "not a parody account — and certainly not a partisan echo chamber."
Novoselic has since deleted his Twitter and made his Facebook private, but his head-scratching message was captured by screenshots and here it is in full:
Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech. I drove from Wahkaikum to Seattle and back today and have seen countless fellow Washingtonians on the road. I did not see any violence — but a Tesla supercharging station at an Auburn mall was closed off by police. Driving, I passed by regular folks who are already stressed by the Covid situation. Now, social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown. I agree, the president should not be sending troops into state — he legally might not be able to anyway — nevertheless, the tone in this speech is strong and direct. I have been watching the images in the media and thinking about how polarized our country is. 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. 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.
Sigh. Maybe Morrissey needs a new bassist, Krist.