In an unexpected swerve in the crossover worlds of politics and pro wrestling, one former WWE Superstar turned Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Kane, took to Twitter to put over WWE Hall-of-Famer and President of the United States, Donald Trump. The Big Red Machine discussed The Big Orange Machine on the inaugural episode of the Taxpayers Alliance Podcast, with transcription provided by 411 Wrestling.
"Trump is a very divisive figure, and he's a very polarizing figure," Kane, a libertarian who was endorsed by both Senator Rand Paul and The Undertaker in his bid for office, said of the president. "And really the reason for that is because he has an abrasive personality and is very, there's a lot of stuff where I'm like, 'Dude, you're right, but say it a little differently, OK?' And also realize you have to work with people more. His attitude is sometimes dictatorial. But also, I think that he is portrayed in the media a certain way because he does threaten the entire establishment, the entire power structure."
Kane compared Trump with a favorite of Bautista's, Senator Bernie Sanders, saying, "On the left, we kind of see that with Bernie Sanders. Bernie was the guy that would disrupt everything. Trump was that on the right. Whatever his shortcomings, I do believe that's a good thing because we do have an entrenched establishment around the world. They run things, and I think a lot of times, they think that they should run things. They have this paternalistic attitude; they know better." Kane, who was once accused of burning his parents alive in a fire as a child, would naturally have an aversion to paternalistic attitudes.
According to Kane, while he disagrees with the president on certain unspecified matters, he does believe Trump is a net positive. "The best thing about Donald Trump is he is a disruption," The Devil's Favorite Demon explained. "Whether you agree with him or not, he is not status quo, and that causes issues for sure, and there's things I don't agree with Trump on, but in the end, again, I think that it's beneficial that you have someone who will at least make us question those power structures." It wouldn't surprise us if a lot of people are questioning power structures after Kane got elected as mayor too.