Miguel, a right-minded individual, views Donald Trump as the clown he is and thinks the GOP candidate is getting an unhealthy amount of the attention that fuels his gelatinous brain.

To be sure, Miguel has no idea which presidential candidate he’d vote for; he just knows he would never willingly enable Trump.

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When asked about Trump’s upcoming SNL hosting gig in November, Miguel told NME that the episode will no doubt be “good for the ratings” but that “there’s a tremendous responsibility that we all have just to not be fucking ignorant.”

If an SNL performance opportunity arose and Trump was the host, Miguel says he’d pass it up—“Probably at my own detriment”—which is an innocent knock to the episode’s scheduled musical guests, reggae group Toots & the Maytals.

“I don’t think ignorance deserves that kind of attention and unfortunately we live in a world where attention is the ultimate currency,” says Miguel. “[Trump’s] ability to aggregate attention is valuable to a network, a business where advertising is the source of income. And that means you need as much attention as possible.”

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File this under the Pop Stars Talking Politics banner, which usually either hangs over a lesson in stating the obvious or an infuriating take like T.I.’s.

Miguel admits that he’s still ignorant of the candidates in general and their platforms.

“I don’t have any particular candidate that I’m into,” says the sex god. “Because I’m not clear on what each viable candidate standing is on the issues that matter to me yet. And I don’t vote for party, you know. When I do vote it’ll be for the candidate that wants to do something about the issues that matter to me and that’s the best thing that we can do.”


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