Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic shares statement on comments regarding Trump speech: “I don’t support fascism”

Andy Pareti/Getty Images for SXSWNirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has shared a statement regarding the remarks he made concerning a recent speech by Donald Trump, during which the president said, in part, that he’s “dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” in response to the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.

In a since-deleted post on his personal Facebook, Novoselic reportedly wrote that he felt Trump “knocked it out of the park” with the speech, which the musician also called “strong and direct.”

Novoselic has now offered a new post in an effort to clarify what he originally wrote.

“To clarify a few things: As an avowed independent, I don’t endorse a major party or candidate,” Novoselic says. “And it feels insane to have to say this, but I don’t support fascism, and I don’t support an authoritarian state.”

“I believe in a civilized society and that we all have to work toward that,” he adds. “Love and thanks to anyone who cares to read this.”

As the original post started to circulate online, Novoselic deactivated his Twitter account. As of Wednesday afternoon, his Twitter page still reads, “This account doesn’t exist.”

By Josh Johnson
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