Ace Frehley, KISS' original lead guitarist, said during a recent podcast that he believes Americans should support President Donald Trump unconditionally — and they can simply "go move to another country" if they don't.
What did he say about politics?
During remarks made on a recent episode of "Juliet: Unexpected," the 67-year-old rocker added that he's had it with musicians who simply "jump on a bandwagon" against the U.S. government.
Frehley said that he doesn't "like talking politics."
"I don't think politics and music mix," he explained. "I really frown on musicians who get up on a platform and start talking about the president or complain about — I just don't think it belongs."
He added, "I'm an entertainer. There's no reason to bring up politics. Let me play my guitar and write songs and entertain people. That's my job."
Frehley noted that whether U.S. citizens "love [Trump] or hate him," they ought to "get behind [their] president."
"He was elected," Frehley said. "We live under the Constitution of the United States, and you're supposed to support your president. Love him or hate him, you're supposed to support him, or go move to another country."
Despite previously insisting that he did not want to talk politics — and insisting that he really "frown[s] on musicians who get up on a platform and start talking about the president" — Frehley said that just because Americans have the right to free speech doesn't mean that people should hop on a bandwagon because they have an agenda and a platform.
"Being American, we have the right to free speech, and I'm all for everybody putting their two cents in on everything, but when musicians or actors get really verbal and jump on a bandwagon against our government, I don't agree with that," he explained.