RuPaul Charles is not one to hold his tongue.
The drag legend and Emmy nominated host of RuPaul’s Drag Race has some definite opinions about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton who has been surging ahead of beleaguered Republican candidate Donald Trump in recent polls.
‘Any female executive, anybody who has been put to the side — women, blacks, gays — for them to succeed in a white-male-dominated culture is an act of brilliance. Of resilience, of grit, of everything you can imagine,’ RuPaul tells Vulture.
‘So, what do I think of Hillary? I think she’s fucking awesome. Is she in bed with Wall Street? Goddammit, I should hope so! You’ve got to dance with the devil. So which of the horrible people do you want? That’s more of the question.’
When it comes down to the choice of Clinton or Trump, RuPaul says: ‘Do you want a pompous braggart who doesn’t know anything about diplomacy? Or do you want a badass bitch who knows how to get shit done? That’s really the question.’
With activist First Lady, US Senator and Secretary of State on her resume, RuPaul knows Clinton comes with some political baggage but is not bothered by it.
‘If you think that you can go to fucking Washington and be rainbows and butterflies the whole time, you’re living in a fucking fantasy world.
‘So now, having said that, think about what a female has to do with that: All of those compromises, all of that shit, double it by ten. And you get to understand who this woman is and how powerful, persuasive, brilliant, and resilient she is.’