I Might Move Back to Denmark If Donald Trump Becomes President
Lars Ulrich has some strong feelings about the 2016 presidential election — and he might be willing to put his passport where his mouth is.
The Metallica drummer weighed in on the current political season during a recent interview with the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet (via NME), and although he refrained from offering any specific policy appraisals, he made it pretty clear who he doesn’t hope ends up in the White House when it’s all over.
Asked whether he’d pick up stakes in the U.S. if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the election, Ulrich reminded the paper that despite his long-term residency in the States, he remains a citizen of Denmark.
“I am a hundred percent Danish citizen. I pay taxes in the U.S.A., but I can’t vote in America,” he pointed out. “Yes, certainly sometimes I think about moving home to Denmark.”
Those dreams about a Danish homecoming sound like they’d increase in the event of a Trump victory. Without striking a hostile tone one way or the other, Ulrich seemed to acknowledge that the prospect of President Trump doesn’t exactly appeal to him. “I’ll stick to my Danish passport,” he said. “If Trump becomes President and everything goes to s—, I might make my way to the airport and ask if I can get back in again.”
In the meantime, Ulrich will have plenty of other reasons to visit airports: Metallica are about to embark on the first string of tour dates in support of their new Hardwired … to Self-Destruct LP, with more expected in 2017.