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Punk Icon Johnny Rotten Slams 'Left-Wing Media' For Calling Donald Trump Racist! Um… What??

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Donald Trump has made quite a few foes since his presidential reign began earlier this year, particularly in the entertainment community.

But not every performer out there is willing to vilify the polarizing POTUS — and some would go as far to say he's a "possible friend." (No, we're not talking about Tim Allen.)

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Punk icon John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) defended the President against the "left-wing media" during a Monday interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

The former Sex Pistols frontman, who became a U.S. citizen in 2013, said that while Trump has "many, many problems" as a human being, he doesn't deserve to be labeled a racist by his haters!

The 61-year-old musician said:

"What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that's completely not true. There's many, many problems with him as a human being, but he's not that, and there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation, because he terrifies politicians."

He's not a racist? Because his microaggression-riddled rhetoric — and entire campaign platform — says otherwise.

Lydon went as far as to equate Trump to a "political Sex Pistol" whose goal is to rock the establishment boat. Cohost Piers Morgan agreed, describing Trump as "the archetypal anti-establishment character."

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Rotten then took it a step further, adding:

"Dare I say, a possible friend."

Okay, that's where we draw the line. Trump's idea of a "friend" is someone who strokes his ego and/or helps him win an election. You'll NEVER replace Vladimir Putin, Johnny Rotten!

Not to mention the fact it would make Lydon look guilty by association. Talk about Public Image Limited! Ha!

Ch-ch-check out the interview (below) to hear the rock star's full thoughts on Trump, Brexit, and more!

[Image via YouTube.]

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