“His way of avoiding any words of support to the Orlando gay community.”

Morrissey has slammed Donald Trump’s “anti-gay” response to Sunday’s (June 12) mass shooting in Orlando, which left 50 dead and 53 injured.

Writing on fan site True To You yesterday, the Smiths’ frontman criticises “Donald Thump’s” suggestion that if the victims at LGBT nightclub Pulse had been armed with guns, then there would have been fewer casualties.

“This, of course, is his way of avoiding any words of support to the Orlando gay community (it is their own fault for going into a nightclub without hand grenades),” he writes, before adding: “Donald Thump would therefore probably claim that the massacred children of Sandy Hook would still be alive today if only they’d had the common sense to carry sawn-off shotguns to school.”

“The Thump response to Orlando is therefore anti-gay and pro-gun possession.”

He also calls Hillary Clinton “the face and voice of pooled money” and praises “intelligent and measured” Bernie Sanders, while accusing US news networks of overlooking his campaign in a cynical search for ratings.

“Bernie Sanders has been pushed out by the media because the idea of a self-made man who does not crave international war is completely alien to such as Fox News,” he says. “The idea of a man who is popular because he calls for world peace and for rescue of the environment cannot provide outraged headlines for CNN, who have devoted their online news page to Donald Thump long before Thump was even a logical contender. Thump doing absolutely nothing has been more newsworthy to CNN than Sanders’ state-to-state victories.”

In other Morrissey news, the political provocateur said earlier this year that he would “very seriously” consider running for Mayor of London, while also referring to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as an “animal serial killer” and comparing the butchering of animals to the events of the Holocaust.

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