Joey Kramer: Obama Photo ‘Not Representative of Aerosmith’
Aerosmith‘s Twitter deleted a photo of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry’s chance encounter with President Barack Obama after drummer Joey Kramer tweeted that the Air Force One meet-and-greet “is not representative of Aerosmith.”
Tyler and Perry briefly talked with Obama when the band, returning home from a South American tour, and the president, in the Sunshine State to campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton, were at an Orlando-area airport of the same time.
The Obama meeting was posted on Aerosmith’s Twitter account Friday, but on Saturday night, Kramer retweeted the photo with the message, “This is not representative of Aerosmith.” The photo was deleted soon after; evidence of the presidential meeting remains on both Tyler and Perry’s social media accounts.
After fans began criticizing Kramer’s tweet, the drummer wrote, “Everyone has their right to their opinion it’s called democracy & I support that.”
Kramer added, “I’m not saying who I support! I don’t support anyone speaking for me.” While Kramer didn’t outright admit to supporting Donald Trump, both he and Perry were guests of Trump’s during the Republican debates in August 2015. Two months later, Tyler threatened to sue the mogul over his use of “Dream On” on the campaign trail.
In October, Kramer reposted tweets critical of ObamaCare and supportive of Trump.
Perry, a staunch Republican, said it was “really cool” meeting the commander-in-chief was and admitted that Obama is “pretty amazing.”
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