Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell mocked Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter today, tweeting the following photo and also an article on Trump’s recent controversial comments on Mexican immigrants.
Trump Doubles Down on Hispanic Insults—Now, They’re All Rapists – Yahoo Finance http://t.co/n54l4prtq5
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) June 29, 2015
Cornell played expensive fundraiser shows for President Obama in 2012 in Iowa and San Francisco, with costs for one show ranging from $100 to $7,000 for a photo with Obama. Soundgarden also performed at Obama’s Inaugural Ball in 2013.
Cornell told the Washington Post in 2013 that Soundgarden playing for Obama was ‘triumphant.’
“I had done three different Obama fundraiser events alone, just with an acoustic guitar. When inauguration came up, they invited me to play, and I said, ‘I’m out touring with my band. What if my band played?’ And they loved the idea of Soundgarden doing it. To me it just seemed like a triumphant thing to be able to do.”
“When we went there, unfortunately, it becomes less about the moments you’re onstage and more about just getting from the hotel to the event, and getting inside and everything happening the way it’s supposed to. It was all that – it was totally crazy, and we were totally fish out of water in terms of the kind of music we play. I like that. . . . The moments that Soundgarden has done things where we were fish out of water have always been the most memorable and the most rewarding.”
Cornell said in 2012 regarding Obama, “I for one am very excited about four more years.”