U2 has joined the ranks of celebrities who think electing Donald Trump as president would be America’s biggest mistake.
During their show in San Francisco, Wednesday, the Irish band’s lead singer Bono eviscerated the GOP presidential nominee by playing a video compilation of him boasting about his wealth and xenophobic attitude on the huge screen behind him. Bono shared the video, aptly titled “Liberty,” on his Facebook page and addressed Trump as “candidate.”
“We’re very glad for you, candidate, sincerely we are. The only real question we have for you this evening: What is your vision for this great nation?” Bono said to the figure on the screen.
After he asked the question, Trump’s image on the screen said, “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”
"If I win, they're going back," Trump added.
"All of them," pleaded Bono. "All of us?"
“Now, candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” Bono continued. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America.”
Clearly Bono is concerned that Trump is threatening the liberty of all of the Americans, many of whom are immigrants or whose forefathers were immigrants.
However, Bono fought back at Trump’s words.
“Good people are not going to stay silent, while you run off with the American Dream,” he said.
But there is some real concern that many “good people,” or as they say, “the silent majority” may indeed do just that, hesitating to reveal their preferences for the unpopular candidate or challenging him over his racist, misogynist and hateful rhetoric.
Yet, neutrality is not an option.
Bono also managed to slip in a zinger, yelling at Trump, “You’re fired!” — a reference to the former reality TV show "The Apprentice” run by Trump himself.
This isn’t the first time the rock band has lambasted Donald Trump. Last month, Bono called Trump the “worst idea that ever happened to America” at the Charlie Rose show.