Donald Trump could destroy America – so says U2 lead singer Bono.
The globalist philanthropist turned social justice warrior made the comments on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose, explaining how the Republican nominee’s “hijacking” of the “idea of America” is “really dangerous.”
“Does Trump come to you as somebody who is a change agent, because people are so unhappy about the status quo? Or does he come to you as something else?” Rose asked the multi-platinum artist.
“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 responded. “It could destroy it, because of what we’re saying, because America’s not just a country. Ireland is a nice country. Great Britain is a great country — all the rest of it. It’s not an idea. America is an idea, and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all — equality and justice for all, you know? 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 it’s — this is really dangerous.”
Asked about the close race between Trump and opponent Hillary Clinton, the Irish vocalist went on to say he appreciates the frustration of American voters.
“I would not diminish Trump supporters or underestimate their angst, because I feel that in a way, they have correctly assessed that the center parties haven’t yet become clear,” Bono said.
“In other words, you’re saying their angst is real and genuine, a sense that ‘I worry about my country and where it is,’” Rose followed up.
“Yeah, yeah. But there are very real problems facing not just America, but facing Europe. And remember, who’s in the White House? I’m Irish. I don’t have a vote. And I can’t be telling people how to vote and don’t want to, but I have a voice, and I can say that who sits in that office really affects everyone in this world,” Bono said.