Seems like one reason System Of A Down can’t “see eye-to-eye” for new music may lie in their political views, as drummer John Dolmayan contradicts Serj Tankian’s views on Donald Trump.
Following mass outcry from minorities across the U.S. in the name of justice for African American George Floyd who was killed by police early last week, many musicians have spoken out about the leadership of the United States, including System Of A Down.
It’s well known that System Of A Down have not created a new album together since 2005, and they have previously spoken out about several problems within the band that they’re unable to work past, plus the fact that they cannot “see eye-to-eye” on new music.
Perhaps one of the issues currently holding them back is their political views on Donald Trump. Earlier this week, frontman Serj Tankian mocked President Donald Trump for fleeing to the internal White House bunker amidst mass protests in the name of racial injustice.
“Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens,” the System Of A Down vocalist wrote to Instagram before urging the president to resign.
Since this instance, drummer John Dolmayan has spoken out in a different manner: he has praised Donald Trump for being “the greatest friend to minorities,” a statment that many citizens wholly disagree on.
Taking to Instagram, Dolmayan posted a photo of Donald Trump with a recent tweet from the president that said: “My admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with Senator Tim Scott, guaranteed funding fro HBCU’s School choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history… AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”
Although this tweet saw widespread criticism considering that the U.S. is facing mass protests and riots across the country, Dolymayan praised this tweet, stating that there is truth in his statement.
“Let’s not let the narrative that’s being spun make us forget the truth of this statement,” he began. “The most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities! Don’t believe it ? Look at the stats . Don’t like it, doesn’t change the truth of it.”