Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose Slams Donald Trump

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Axl Rose, singer for legendary 1980s rock band Guns N' Roses, has never shied away from speaking his mind. Now, he has turned his ire on President Donald Trump. 

Rose's Jan. 4 comments came in response to a statement made by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders earlier in the day. Sanders had been asked about Trump's mental fitness, a question prompted by the way the president is portrayed in a new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff.

"Its disgraceful and laughable," Sanders said, reports CNN. "If he was unfit, he probably wouldn't be sitting there, wouldn't have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has ever seen." 

Rose immediately took issue with the press secretary's use of words, tweeting, "Along with several other condescending adjectives the current WH has no room to call virtually anyone disgraceful." 

"The WH is the current US gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful," Rose added in a second tweet. 

Rose's tweets are infrequent and mostly related to the ongoing Guns N' Roses world tour. But since Trump's election, the singer has tweeted several times with his feelings about the president and his administration. 

After Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts NFL game due to players taking a knee during the national anthem, Rose tweeted, "Thanks WH 4 the $200k Colts game PR stunt."

After the incident, CNN reported that the estimated cost of Pence's flight to and from Indianapolis was $242,500. 

Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Rose tweeted about Trump's reaction to the speech given by the cast of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" as Pence sat in the audience. Trump called the speech harassment and said the cast should issue a formal apology to Pence.

"'Hamilton Cast harassed Pence.' Do u ever stop whining?" Rose tweeted. "An apology? Seriously?!U won, this is the job, get on with it or get out of the kitchen."

Not content with tweeting about Trump, Rose took his criticism a step further during a November 2016 concert in Mexico City. 

As Guns N' Roses played, Rose brought a Trump pinata on stage and encouraged fans to jump on stage and beat it with a stick. 

"Let's bring up some people and give them a f**king stick," Rose said, according to The Washington Times. "I just want you to express yourself, however you feel ... You gotta hit him in the head! There we go."

Sources: CNN (2), Axl Rose/Twitter (2, 3, 4), The Washington Times / Featured Image: Raph_PH/Flickr / Embedded Image: Raph_PH/Flickr (2)

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