ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Fires Opening Act After Pro-Trump FB Post

Pro-Trump musician Benton Blount is known to TV  viewers for his America's Got Talent performance, but now he has a new  claim to fame: being fired by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

Blount has been on tour with Gibbons but found out he was fired when the musicians reached Atlanta.

All of this happened shortly after Blount was reportedly suspended from Facebook for pro-Trump posts.

Blount  claims he never spoke with Gibbons personally but he often shares  politically charged posts to social media.  Although no reason was given  for his firing from the tour, many seem to believe it was because of Blount's pro-Trump rhetoric, citing the timing as the reason for the speculation. 

In the now removed post Blount  wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a “I Voted” sticker on  Election Day.  He also held a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and drink in the  photo. The caption read, "Someone reading this just got offended  multiple times. My work here is done! #Vote."

Does this mean Gibbons is anti-Trump or was this just strange timing?  The answer is unknown, as Gibbons' people aren't answering questions to journalists.

There's gotta be more to this story - something stinks.  

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