U2 sample Donald Trump during Dream performance at iHeartRadio festival
We already know Bono isn’t a fan of Donald Trump, but the U2 frontman sampled the presidential candidate’s quotes to spin a positive message during the band’s performance of “Dream” at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday.
“Are you ready to gamble your car?” he asked the Las Vegas crowd during a break in the song. They then screened a clip of Trump saying, “What do you have to lose?” before Bono continued, “Are you ready to gamble the American Dream?”
Another clip followed, this one of the Republican nominee claiming, “the American Dream is dead.” To that, Bono shouted, “The American Dream is alive!”
Watch footage from the performance in the video below.
Bono sat down for an hourlong interview with Charlie Rose (published earlier this week) in which the musician said, “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.”
He added, “I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. I think it’s bigger than all of us. This is really dangerous. Wise people of conscience should not let this man turn your country into a casino.”