Ex-Bandmate Compares Billy Corgan To ‘Bully’ President Trump


Former Zwan member David Pajo trashed Billy Corgan in a new Kreative Kontrol interview, where he trashed Corgan for scolding his fans, despite Corgan recently taking fan requests on his recent ‘Thirty Days’ fan tour.

“When the campaign was happening, I was like, ‘Wow, Trump is so much like Corgan. I’m sure Billy loves this guy. I know he’s a Trump supporter. He has to be. He’s got millions of dollars. He’s got that ego. He loves the bully mentality.’ I don’t keep up with him, and I don’t wanna talk bad about him. But I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was a Trump supporter. In fact, I’d be more surprised if he wasn’t. …

When Smashing Pumpkins’ last one or two records didn’t sell that well, Billy went on this rant about how he was disappointed in his fans for not understanding the record and not buying it. That’s such a weird thing to me [laughs]. To scold your fans for not buying your record. But that is the way he thinks. And when bands like the White Stripes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol were starting up in the New York scene, he would say stuff to me, like, to him they were all just little bands. He was like, the biggest White Stripes sold this much; my records have totally slaughtered them! …

It’s probably really weird for a lot of people. [Corgan] can very convincingly front that he’s a sensitive liberal person, but maybe now that Trump’s made it OK to not act like that, for people like him, he’s gonna start shouting that.”

Corgan recently went on a 30 day van tour across the United States, where he met with fans and every day people.  Corgan was praised by fans for his positive fan friendly attitude during the trip, which he documented with daily videos on YouTube and Facebook.

Corgan appeared on Mancow last month, and defended President Donald Trump from false media reports. Corgan appeared the day after fake news was reported by CNN and BuzzFeed about Trump. Corgan was discussing his road trip he was 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.”

Corgan has spoken positively in the past about Trump, while criticizing failed candidate Hillary Clinton as a globalist. He told InfoWars in July 2016, “Look at it from a very simple equation. You have a nationalist populist who is saying: ‘Everything is broken, and it needs to be fixed.’ Many many people feel that way, and that idea can only resonate if many many people feel that something needs to be broken before it can be fixed. Then on the other hand you have basically an open globalist saying: ‘Everything is fine, nothing to see here, let’s just march forward and we’re going to make it better.'”