Pussy Riot Calls Donald Trump a "Dangerous Clown"

Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot warns of similarities between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump
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Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot warns of similarities between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump
Pussy Riot at Lobnoye Mesto on Red Square in Moscow (photo by Denis Bochkarev)

Pussy Riot at Lobnoye Mesto on Red Square in Moscow (photo by Denis Bochkarev)

With Trump's campaign picking up steam after a win in Nevada, the public are becoming more aware that Trump is a very real contender in the presidential race, which has shocked many who may have thought he was only looking for publicity. Now Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova has issued a slight warning, remarking at the similarities between Trump and notorious Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Back in November, Donald Trump expressed to his supporters that he would "get along very well" with Putin 

Putin later would respond, calling Trump "a very bright and talented man."

In light of the recent surge in Trump popularity, the Pussy Riot member told Rolling Stone: “I see similarities between Trump and Putin because they both like to provoke the audience.”

“Artists and punks and musicians should provoke the audience, and politicians should serve the public interest,” she declared. “It’s not their role to express their individuality, to do crazy gestures like Trump and Putin are doing.”

Tolokonnikova and Pussy Riot gained public recognition for their outspoken protests against Putin and was jailed for a protest at a Russian Church in 2012. She would later add: “I don’t want to see two dangerous clowns as presidents of big countries.”

When discussing Trump as possibly becoming President, Tolokonnikova says it might "cause a lot of social problems," adding that Trump “could be not-bad comedian, but he couldn’t be politician.”