Roger Waters, the iconic musician and co-founder of the bank Pink Floyd, has been an outspoken opponent of President Trump’s racist and xenophobic policies.
Euro News reports that Waters is considering a performance of his classic album “The Wall” at the U.S./Mexico border as a political statement of resistance to Trump’s planned border wall. Trump has cited false statistics about immigrant crime as well as blaming economic struggles across the country and non-existent voter fraud on undocumented immigrants to support his wall proposal, much to the delight of the supporters who buy into his rhetoric.
According to Euro News, Waters discussed a performance at the border during a recent public appearance in London.
‘Waters, who was joined by drummer Nick Mason, said he was prepared to consider performing the album in concert along the US-Mexico border, where US President Trump has vowed to build a wall in an effort to fight illegal immigration and protect the United States’ sovereignty.’
Waters also insisted upon certain conditions as a prerequisite to the performance.
‘Before this can happen, there will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies. The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you.’
The legendary musician has used his massive platform to speak out again Trump in the past. At a concert in Mexico City, a performance of the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” included a backdrop of Trump photos depicting him as a Nazi with odd sexual preferences.
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Waters also slammed Trump during the presidential campaigns, calling him a “ignorant, lying, racist, sexist pig” during a concert in California last year. He even took to his Facebook page with a rare post the day Trump was inaugurated to announce that “the resistance begins today.” As a result, Waters has expressed his concern about the potentially violent backlash from Trump supporters during his upcoming tour.
‘I’m sure I will hear from his supporters. They are encouraged to be violent.’
For an interview with the Pink Floyd frontman on Trump’s border wall, see below:
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