VENICE: Rock legend Mick Jagger attacked US President Donald Trump for his rudeness and lies Saturday and for “tearing apart” environment controls when America should be setting the standard for the world.
The Rolling Stones singer said he was “absolutely behind” young climate change activists who had earlier occupied the red carpet at the Venice film festival, where he was starring in the psychological thriller, “The Burnt Orange Heresy”.
Jagger said he deplored how politics has descended into name-calling, “including in my own country this week” — a reference to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson comparing opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a “big girls blouse” and a “chlorinated chicken”.
“Mick is right, the controls (in the US under Obama were barely adequate — now they are being torn apart.It’s the same in Brazil and they will be torn apart in England” after Brexit,” he warned.
“When you are 85 years old and you have children and grandchildren, we will leave them nothing if we do not vote those people out of office in Brazil and in London and in Washington.
They are ensuring the ruination of the world”, something that “we have all contributed to”, Sutherland added.
The Venice film festival ends on Saturday night.
The winning movie for the last two years has gone on to win best picture at the Oscars.