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Roger Waters attacks Donald Trump at Desert Trip

Rocker Roger Waters went after America’s Republican Party presidential hopeful Donald Trump onstage on Sunday night (09Oct16) as the property tycoon was attacking rival Hillary Clinton on TV.
The former Pink Floyd star was supporting The Who on the last night of the Desert Trip weekend when he made it clear he was not a fan of the tough-talking politician – as Trump faced off with Clinton during the second televised presidential debate.
While playing Pink Floyd’s Pigs (Three Different Ones), Waters offered up a series of doctored images of Trump as a sheep, in a Ku-Klux Klan hood, and making the Nazi salute, and as the rocker sang the line, “ha ha, charade you are,” Trump’s face was emblazoned with the word “CHARADE.”
Pink Floyd’s iconic inflatable pig also made an appearance, floating over the crowd, with anti-Trump slogans like “F**k Trump and his wall” written on the sides.
Trump has made a lot of enemies by stating he plans to build a wall between America and Mexico in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out of the U.S.
During the only politically-heavy set of the first weekend of Desert Trip, Waters also read out a poem he wrote in 2004 after George W. Bush was re-elected U.S. leader, and he voiced solidarity with college students protesting for Palestine.
The rocker has become a leading celebrity voice in the ongoing war between Israel and Palestinian, urging the Israeli government to end the conflict.
The rest of the inaugural Desert Trip was all about the music with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones performing on Friday night (07Oct16) and Neil Young and Paul McCartney performing to 80,000 fans on Saturday (08Oct16).

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