Billy Corgan Discusses The Boldness Of Abraham Lincoln & Donald Trump


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan appeared on Mancow again on Friday to as he travels across America to meet people and write new music.

Mancow discussed his concerns about President-elect Trump possibly being assassinated, he asked Corgan if he had similar premonitions. Corgan said he did not have any premonitions about Trump being assassinated. Mancow then said that he thinks Trump is the boldest man ever elected President.

Mancow asked, “You’re a student of history, has there ever been anybody this bold, ever, elected President?”

“You could argue Abraham Lincoln. What I mean by that, because people will jump all over me in comparative history, but Lincoln did take on the institutions of the time and transformed them into the America that we now appreciate. Lincoln himself wasn’t the man he became at the end, I mean he transformed throughout his Presidency socially, politically. It’s a topic that people who rewrite history don’t want to hear about, the reasons that Lincoln got in the war, weren’t the reasons he finished the war.”

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan appeared on Mancow on Thursday, and defended President-elect Donald Trump from false media reports. Corgan appeared the day after fake news was reported by CNN and BuzzFeed about President-elect Donald Trump. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments. Corgan was discussing his road trip he is currently taking across America when the discussion shifted to politics.

“There’s something going on right now in America, where the American spirit or character is reasserting itself around liberty. I think it’s an important time, and I’m trying to document that as an artist. If I just filter what I read through the media, which obviously yesterday was a watershed day with the media, if I just go through what I read through the media, I’m not really in touch with the world I grew up in. I know there’s a gap there, I talk to my relatives, I talk to people I meet traveling around, and their mind is on something completely different.”

Mancow said it’s all propaganda in the media today, and Corgan followed up by trashing CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“I once had a feud with Anderson Cooper, who ran fake news about me a few years back. I would recommend anyone to watch the clip from last night of Anderson Cooper taking on [Counselor to President Trump] Kellyanne Conway. He spent 7 minutes melting down, it’s one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen from a journalist, especially someone at his level who understands the game. He absolutely is melting down trying to pin her down, and it’s amazing watching the mainstream American media melt down before our eyes. It’s something I thought I’d never see.”