Billy Joel on Trump: Not My Job to ‘Tell People How to Think’

The six-time Grammy-winner, who’s scored chart-topping hits and has toured the world for five decades, did say that he is “still flabbergasted” that Donald Trump won the White House.

In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stonethe “Piano Man” crooner said people don’t come to his concerts to hear him preach politics.

“I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think,” Joel said.

“I’ve been to shows where people start haranguing the audience about what’s going on politically and I’m thinking, ‘You know, this isn’t why I came here,’” the singer explained. “As a matter of fact, one of the biggest cheers of the night comes when we do ‘Piano Man’ and I sing, ‘They know that it’s me that they’re coming to see to forget about life for a while,’ and the audience lets out this huge ‘ahhhh’ and I say, ‘OK, yeah, don’t forget that.’”

It appears that when you have a vocal liberal calling out fellow liberals for their baseless rumbles, it is when everyone becomes aware that they crossed the line long ago. Celebrities need to reevaluate their whole political existence and grasp the concept that there are people not living in such privileged bubbles. Those people are realistic, objective, and respect the President. They should learn a thing or two from them.
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