Dave Grohl Says He’ll Never Run for President
Dave Grohl revealed the short, definitive answer he gave when Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins suggested he should run for president.
The conversation arose in the light of Grohl’s frequent negative comments about Donald Trump. “Taylor and I talked about this the other day,” Grohl told GQ in a new interview. “He said, ‘You need to be president and run for office.’ Fuck that. And that’s my quote right there. I’m not doing an Oprah. I’m not going to go, ‘Well, you never know.’”
Discussing Trump’s effect on the world’s view of the U.S., Grohl said he remembered when the band toured in the ‘90s and "people would come up to me and still spoke of wanting to come to the U.S., to see Texas and see the desert, to walk around the Big Apple. The American Dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably traveled internationally more than our current president, and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighborhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems. I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Grohl recalled how a lucid dream he had when he was 11 or 12 years old came true. He had briefly dated a girl called Sandy Moran and afterward dreamed he was on an arena stage with Sandy in the front row, crying and asking, “Dave, why did I break up with you?”
"The funny thing is that actually happened," he said. "We played a show in Washington, D.C., a couple of years back. It was like a school reunion, about 400 of my old pals were there on the guest list. I hear from someone that Sandy wants to come down. Sure as hell, one hour 30 minutes later I am onstage in my hometown, same as the dream I had 35 years ago, I’m ripping a guitar lead and I look out into the crowd and there she is -- front row. Sandy fucking Moran. She’s not crying this time, though. She’s just looking at me, shaking her head, like, ‘You asshole.’”