One of America’s most well-known musicians delivered some hilarious advice to the Trump administration in his latest interview.
Country music legend Willie Nelson said during an interview with Rolling Stone that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should smoke some marijuana and then reconsider his policy plans. Sessions is an anti-drug warrior who has proposed increased drug enforcement.
Rollin Stone: Jeff Sessions recently said that pot is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.
Nelson: I wonder if he’s tried both of them. I don’t think you can really make a statement like that unless you tried it all. So I’d like to suggest to Jeff to try it and then let me know later if he thinks he’s still telling the truth!
During the interview, Nelson suggested he’s firmly opposed to the Trump agenda. He even said he once considered running for office, but he’s now glad he didn’t.
- What do you make of the Trump presidency so far?
Well, I knew him back when he owned some casinos, and I worked for him. He always paid me. I had no problems at all. I think he’s stepped into a different world. Like he said this morning, “I had no idea this job was going to be this hard.” It’s easy when you can just go bankrupt anytime you want to and say, “I’ll check you later.” But that’s hard to do when you’re president of the United States.
- You sell “Willie Nelson for President” bumper stickers. Do a lot of people tell you to run for office?
Oh, yeah, which makes me even more glad that I didn’t. I came close a couple times. And then I sobered up.
- So Trump hasn’t made you want to step in.
I think you can do more with music than you can with arguments and politics. I think a song will reach more people than any other thing. There’s a reason that it’s called “harmony”: When you play a show, there’s an energy exchange with the people that is unimaginable. It’s the reason I go out there. I get something out of it too.
Nelson is not the first person to criticize Sessions over drug policy.
Sessions has promised to ramp up the federal government’s anti-drug crusade and civil liberties advocates have widely criticized his plans. Even Republicans have started to sound the alarm, calling Sessions’ policies racist.
Read more, from Liberal Speak’s previous coverage:
Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. are teaming up to deliver a major rejection to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Last week, Sessions announced plans to launch a major crackdown on non-violent criminals. Now Sessions and President Donald Trump are getting an epic smackdown for their plan to throw more peaceful Americans in jail.
The Trump-Sessions plan would impose cruel and unusual sentences on people accused of minor drug crimes. That will have an overwhelmingly negative impact on poor and minority Americans.
“Mandatory minimum sentences disproportionally affect minorities and low-income communities, while doing little to keep us safe and turning mistakes into tragedies. As this legislation demonstrates, Congress can come together in a bipartisan fashion to change these laws,”Senator Rand Paul reportedly said on Tuesday in Washington D.C.