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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Protests Occupy Wall Street, Calls Obama ‘Divisive’

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While some rockers including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello support the Occupy Wall Street movement, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine considers the protest a sham and accuses President Barack Obama of contributing to the turmoil by being “the most divisive president we’ve ever had.”

In an interview with the Australian weekly radio show Triple J’s ‘The Racket,’ Mustaine said, “I think it’s really dreadful what’s happening. I’ve never, in my 50 years of being alive, listened to an American president try and turn one class of people against another class of people. I’ve never heard a president say, ‘Go down and join the protesters down at Wall Street,’ knowing that there are Nazis down there, knowing that there are people down there who are trust-fund babies, that are super, super wealthy and they’re going down there and pretending that they really care; they just wanna be part of the ‘movement.’”

Mustaine asserts that it’s costing the police $125,000 a day to patrol the area where the banner-wavers are gathering and that it’s coming out of the pocket of the taxpayers who the protesters claim to represent.

“What I would like to do is really help these guys get organized, but I don’t think there’s anybody there that you would be able to talk to about getting organized,” Mustaine said. “If anything, if those guys wanna protest, protest on the steps of the White House, not on Wall Street.”

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