Gene Simmons tells Rolling Stone, “He is the truest political animal I’ve ever seen onstage. He has no speechwriters, no editing, no nothing. He’s actually [cursing] on tape… You cannot turn away… He has said some very vile, unkind things. He speaks off the cuff, and what you see is what you get. And he’ll double down. If you ask him about building a wall [between the U.S. and Mexico] he’ll say, ‘[Screw] you, I’m going to make it 10 feet higher, just because you asked me.’ He’s not there to be your friend.”

Simmons goes on to say, “Macedonia is building a wall between Greece and Macedonia. There’s a wall between Israel and a neighboring country. There was a Berlin Wall. There was the Great Wall of China. So whether they’re good or bad for people, walls actually work. It’s unkind, but in terms of pragmatics, it actually works … The Pope has said the wall is unkind, but it’s interesting that at the Vatican there’s a wall. They don’t want people on the outside coming into the Vatican.”… “Trump is not a politician. He does not need your money, and he will speak his mind, whether you like it or not. And he has no problem saying ‘[Screw] off.’ I like that…even if I disagree.”