Megadeth singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine, who earlier told George Stroumboulopoulos on the Canadian television show “The Hour” that he believes Barack Obama was born somewhere outside the United States, now is wondering why he’s still in the Oval Office.
“Why hasn’t somebody moved to impeach this man,” he asked in a recent interview with Infowars, which was posted at the Obama Release Your Records website.
“With all of the proof about his birth certificate being a fake, and you see the signs in Kenya saying, ‘The birthplace of Barack Obama.’ Hello! Come on, guys. How stupid are we right now?”
He commented on Obama’s recent statement about small business owners, that “You didn’t build that,” saying, “What’s sad about all this, this is no joking matter.”
He also said Michelle Obama, on her husband’s inauguration, “looked like the black widow turned upside down. You don’t just wear something like that … without some future message being told.”
During the earlier interview on “The House,” Mustaine called himself a “lesser of evil” kind of guy.
He added he had a lot of questions about Obama but “certainly not where he was born.”
“I know he was born somewhere else than America,” Mustaine said.
When the host brought up Obama’s history, the rocker said, “How come he was invisible until he became … whatever he was in Illinois?”
Stroumboulopoulos concluded Mustaine must be a “birther.”
Mustaine replied, “I don’t want to talk about my president.”
He said his song “We The People,” on his new “13” album, sums up what is happening in America: “People having their savings stripped away, Wall Street run amok, $500 million given to Solyndra when the Obama administration knew it was going under.”
“I’ll have to do some more homework where Obama came from now,” he said.
Mustaine, with Metallica for a time in the 1980s before launching Megadeth, has gone through several battles with drugs and alcohol. He’s also sustained neck injuries from the “head-banging” of hard rock, as well as an arm injury.
He explained on “The Hour” he had been baptized as a Lutheran as a child, but then his mother became a Jehovah’s Witness.
“They don’t celebrate Christmas. That sucked,” he said. “They don’t celebrate birthdays, which sucked. I couldn’t have friends that were normal people, because they were ‘of the world.’
“I felt really empty. The drugs weren’t doing it. The alcohol wasn’t doing it,” he said.
It was like “peeing in your pants on a cold night. It feels good for a little while, but it’s not a long-term solution,” he said.
He sought out friends he knew to be familiar with Christianity.
“I started to make amends to people I had harmed. I am enemy-free right now, which is a great feeling,” he said.