Brian Eno has clarified his comments on Donald Trump's election victory.
The cultural figure returned earlier this year with new album 'Reflection', a brave return to the ambient genre he did so much to preface.
Giving a few interviews to discuss the making of the record, Brian Eno spoke to the Guardian and the conversation veered towards politics.
Comments Brian Eno made on Trump's political ascension were immediately disseminated online, sparking furious debate.
Brian Eno has now posted a lengthy statement clarifying his views, and it's definitely worth your time. A key point:
"So: may I make something absolutely clear: I think Donald Trump is a complete disaster. And Brexit is a disaster too. That said, what I think is an even greater disaster is that we in the US and the UK - and increasingly the rest of the world - live inside political systems that can produce absurd results like these."
He later writes: "My hope - the only hope really - is that Trump in office will reveal himself for what he really is, and that the public will roundly and unequivocally reject him and everything he stands for - his terrible policies, his jingoism, his arrogance, his childishness, his lies, his prejudices and his small-mindedness. In rejecting Trump we’ll also start to take down the whole malignant media-political structure that so lovingly nurtured him."
Check out the entire statement below.