FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has once again weighed in on the 2016 presidential election, saying that the American people should "do the right thing" by not letting controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump win the White House.
Bell told Metal Hammer magazine: "American politics is a pathetic disaster. It is worrying, as there's a lot of stupid Americans.
"Trump is like P.T. Barnum [American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus], he's selling outrageousness: racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and people are buying it. It's the same reason people in the U.K. voted for Brexit, and we need to prevent that from happening in the U.S.
"People are going to have to wise up."
He continued: "I get it that people want to vote for their conscience, but what people forget about is that there's more to an election than who becomes President. There's the steps after that: appointing supreme court justices, senate and house elections, there's caveats being made to dictate what's going to happen in our lives, and that's going to be reflective of who becomes President. So if you want to vote for your conscience and vote for an independent, who is not going to win, I get it, but try doing the right thing by not letting Trump win.
"Hilary's [Clinton] no angel, but what politician is?
"Being an American is not enviable right now. It's a beautiful country with a lot of beautiful people, but there'a lot of ignorance and stupidity, and, unfortunately, they're the loudest people."
FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Genexus", was released on August 7, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The band recently completed a U.S. headlining tour on which it performed its classic second album, "Demanufacture", in its entirety.