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The Who's Roger Daltrey: A 'dead dog' would have beat Hillary Clinton

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the English rock band The Who, said a “dead dog” would have bested former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. (Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

Roger Daltrey, lead singer for the British rock band The Who, didn’t mince words when it came to his opinion of President Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton.

“Trump didn’t really win  — because Democrats threw it away by putting up,” he told British music site NME. “A dead dog would have won it against .”

Daltrey’s not a fan of Trump’s hair and past language, either.

“His f**king haircut! He needs it cut and as my mother would say, ‘Wash your f**king mouth out,’ ” the rocker said.

American politics wasn’t the only thing the music legend discussed  with NME. He also shared his thoughts about the impact of “Brexit” on England. He said leaving the European Union is “the right thing for the country to do.”

“We are getting out,” he explained, “and when the dust settles, I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure.”

Daltrey’s comments come the same week British Prime Minister Theresa May formally began the process of withdrawing the United Kingdom from the European Union.

“Today, the government acts on the democratic will of the British people,” May told lawmakers in the House of Commons. “This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.”

Tim Barrow, Britain’s envoy to the EU, delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday, beginning a two-year countdown to the final U.K.-EU divorce.

Daltrey believes the bold move will give the U.K. a louder voice on the world stage.

“It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me,” he told NME. “It has to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe, but they didn’t want to do a deal.”

While the singer said was initially “sad” his country voted to leave the EU, he said it’s important to “go with it now.”

“This country will always be all right, I don’t worry about it,“ Daltrey said. “You know it’s going to be bumpy on the way — we expected that.”

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