Cher is known for her outspoken opinions almost as much as she is known for being an international icon of music and she’s not about to stop letting her voice be heard now.
At 73 years old, this diva has been openly critical of President Donald Trump and his White House administration. She is now on record as saying that she also believes that the Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is fully capable of beating Trump this fall and she is happy to tell why she supports the idea of a Biden presidency.
In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, Cher offered her positive opinion of Biden, speaking about her personal friendship with him, saying,
“I like Joe. I’ve known Joe for a long, long, long time. I had a meeting once with him and I thought, ‘You know what? This is an honest man.’ It was way before he was with Barack Obama.”
Cher went on to say, “We had a conversation and he was so painfully honest. At the end of it, I said, ‘You know, Joe? You can trust me, I’m taking things to my grave, but if I ask you a question and you answer it so honestly, you’re safe with me.’”
She recounted a moment when she had said something she considered awkward but was taken with how compassionately he handled it:
“Then I saw the pictures in his office and I said, ‘Oh my God, such beautiful children and your wife is so pretty’ — and it was his wife and daughter who had died. I was like, ‘OK, Cher. Insert foot in mouth’…. But he was just so great about it. You know, everybody’s got faults, but at least he has a soul and he understands pain.”
She is encouraged by his experience, clearly, adding, “He’s also been a politician for a gazillion years. I think he still has got it or I wouldn’t vote. I’m actually registered as an independent. It means I don’t agree with everybody, but in the final analysis, you have to vote for the one side you hate the least.”
The Oscar winning actress also blasted Trump, particularly for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and for his recent comments suggesting people could ingest disinfectant.
“I detest this president and everyone in his administration. I think they mishandled this, they lied and they are still lying.”-Cher, on Trump
Cher has never held back her thoughts and she let loose on Trump in this interview. She said, “I dislike [Trump] because I don’t think he has a good or compassionate bone in his body,” and added, “That may sound dramatic, but I never thought there was any chance I would fear for my life in my own country and see something handled that’s so deadly in such an insane way. Sure, shoot Clorox in your arm or put UV light into your stomach or take hydroxychloroquine, when everyone knows it can cause heart damage, stroke or whatever!”
Like many people, although she is MORE than fed up with the Trump administration, she offers her respect and admiration for Dr. Anthony Fauci. She said, “I think Dr. Fauci is a very honest man in a really tough place,” she stated. “Trump wants to be the organ grinder and for everyone else to be monkeys. You have to either fall into that place or walk a tightrope that’s like a hair to try to tell the truth and not get fired.”
“I know people admire and trust Dr. Fauci and they don’t admire and trust Trump.”