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Russell Brand: A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Democracy & Freedom

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In a new episode of his “Stay Free” podcast today (June 7), English actor and comedian Russell Brand revealed why he thinks Americans should re-elect Donald Trump. Brand, who recently became a Christian, isn’t an American citizen but is vocal about a wide range of political topics.

In his latest podcast episode, Brand spoke to model Elizabeth Pipko, a Republican National Committee spokeswoman, about the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Before the interview was posted midday Friday, Fox News Digital obtained an exclusive clip and shared some quotes.

Brand also plugged the episode on social media, showing footage of Pipko gifting him a signed red MAGA cap.

Russell Brand: Trump Support Doesn’t Equal ‘Armageddon’

Brand, who often addresses conspiracy theories, performed last month at a campaign event for independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. But the actor, 49, said in Friday’s podcast that Americans have a clear choice for their next leader.

“In a straight choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” Brand said, “if you care about democracy, if you care about freedom, I don’t know how you could do anything other than vote for Donald Trump for precisely the reasons that [liberals] claim that you can’t.”

He continued,

They act as if a vote for Donald Trump is almost like you’re directly voting for Armageddon, like you see hysterical performances outside of courtrooms, endless MSNBC bombast. But I’m starting to think that, no, a greater threat to democracy is this kind of technological feudalism that tells you that it cares about you and that it’s protecting vulnerable people, all the while increasing censorship, increasing the funding of wars, increasing the division between ordinary Americans.

Russell Brand Decries How Trump Is Treated and Portrayed

In the preview of his new podcast episode, Brand also addresses what he considers the unfair treatment of former President Trump. He mentioned Trump’s legal battles and recent convictions, decrying the “weaponization of the legal system.”

“For a long time…I’ve been concerned about the snobbery and the contempt and condemnation in which people that support Donald Trump are plainly held by his detractors,” The actor told Pipko. “And this is while you have an administration that’s emulating his policies, plagiarizing from Donald Trump, while simultaneously criminalizing him from the weaponization of the legal system.”

“The idea of this…Orwellian nightmare continuing all the while they’re telling you that they’re helping you, is a far greater threat than their constant portrayal of Trump as a mad strongman figure, a kind of 21st-century reiteration of the despotism of the last century,” Brand added. “For me, what we are facing now is a bigger threat than that.”