According to The Pulse Of Radio, Marilyn Manson said in a new interview with NME that he'd be interested in running for office — but only as Johnny Depp's running mate. Although Depp has shown no indication that he wants to run for president, he's already got a willing vice president in Manson. Asked what their policies would be, Manson replied: "We'd set new holidays for sure. Johnny Depp Day, Marilyn Manson Day. I wouldn't live in the White House — it's too white and too stupid-looking."
Manson added that Donald Trump "doesn't worry me any more than any of the other presidents. The only president I ever voted for was Barack Obama. Just because I thought it was such a unique period in history that I wanted to do it just so that I could say I'd done it. I didn't really think that my vote would make a difference."
The singer admitted that he didn't vote last year "because I'd have had to get up early."
Manson once told The Pulse Of Radio what would impress him in a presidential candidate. "If a politician were to assert himself and say, 'Look, I'm a phony, I'm going to take your money, I'm going to have sex behind my wife's back, but I'll try my best to get what needs to be done done,' that would be the person I'd vote for," he said. "Because it would be someone who was honest and wasn't trying to fool you full of their bullshit."
Depp in June issued an apology for a controversial comment about President Donald Trump, asking, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"
"It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone," the actor said in a statement.
Marilyn Manson's new album, "Heaven Upside Down", will be released on October 6. On the disc, he reunites with producer and film composer Tyler Bates following an epic collaboration on Manson's critically acclaimed 2015 release, "The Pale Emperor".
Marilyn Manson's North American tour will kick off on September 27 in Silver Spring, Maryland.