U2 Attacks Donald Trump with Own Quotes in ‘Desire’ Performance

By Robyn Collins

Bono already labeled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as “potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America.” Friday at a festival in Las Vegas, his band U2 continued their attack against Trump by using samples from his press quotes during their performance of “Desire,” reports Rolling Stone.

Bono asked the crowd, “Are you ready to gamble your car?” before sampling the Trump sound bite, “What do you have to lose?” The singer then asked the crowd, “Are you ready to gamble the American Dream,” which was followed by a video clip of Trump asserting, “the American Dream is dead.”

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“The American Dream is alive,” Bono then shouted to the crowd before returning to “Desire.”

On Charlie Rose, Bono criticized Trump and his platform and questioned the candidate’s GOP values.

“I don’t think he’s a Republican,” Bono said. “I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think this is really dangerous … Wise people of conscience should not let this man turn your country into a casino.”


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