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Roger Waters uses Pink Floyd hits to slam Donald Trump in Mexico

Former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters used the iconic band’s hits to slam U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump at a Mexican gig.
Performing the Pink Floyd songs Pigs and Another Brick In The Wall, Part II as part of his set at Mexico City’s Foro Sol stadium on Wednesday (28Sep16), the veteran included visual messages aimed at the billionaire turned politician.
During Pigs a giant screen behind the stage showed a picture of Trump holding a submachine gun and Spanish translations of controversial comments he has made about race, women, incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama, and his own wealth.
After the images had flashed up, a final message appeared on screen, calling the U.S. Republican Party candidate an “a**ehole” in Spanish.
Waters also took aim at Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the Mexican-U.S. border to keep out immigrants with Another Brick In The Wall, Part II, a track from Pink Floyd’s beloved concept album The Wall.
During the song Waters was joined on stage by children in T-shirts bearing the legend “tear down the wall”. The rocker told the crowd, “We don’t want a wall that separates us from our sister, our mother earth, or from each other.”
Trump’s outspoken campaign to win November’s (16) U.S. election has seen a number of major music stars urge Americans to vote for his Democratic Party opponent Hillary Clinton, including Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna.
As well as Trump, Waters, 73, was also critical of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto handling of the civilians who have gone missing in the government’s campaign against drug trafficking.
The veteran rocker closed his set with a performance of another Pink Floyd classic, Comfortably Numb. His former bandmate, David Gilmour also performed the song as part of a show on Wednesday (28Sep16) at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where he was joined by actor Benedict Cumberbatch on guest vocals.

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