SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – U2 frontman Bono bashed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a concert held in San Francisco Wednesday night.
The band was performing a benefit show for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at the Cow Palace when Bono staged a mock interview with the candidate, using clips from his speeches.
Responding to a video clip showing Trump pledging to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, Bono said, “It’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours. It’s everyone who loves the idea of America.”
After showing a clip where Trump said undocumented immigrants would be deported, Bono responded by saying, “Good people are not gonna stay silent while you run off with the American dream. Alright, candidate? You hear me, candidate? You’re fired!”
The lead singer of U2 has expressed his disdain for Trump throughout the election season.
When Bono appeared last month on CBS This Morning, the musician said, “Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with. But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially.”
Bono also attacked Trump with the candidate’s own quotes at a music festival in Las Vegas last month.