Roger Waters Turns His Desert Trip Performance Into an Anti-Trump Rally
In between rock classics, Roger Waters made his stance on Donald Trump‘s path to the White House clear during his set on the third day of Indio, California’s Desert Trip.
Waters, English singer-songwriter and Pink Floyd co-founder, highlighted his performance with colorful, mocking backgrounds featuring the GOP nominee, and a live chorus of children clad in anti-Trump attire.
During a rendition of Pink Floyd’s 1979 tune “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2),” kids donning T-shirts that read “Tear down this wall” in Spanish joined Waters onstage, singing along to lyrics like “We don’t need no education / We don’t need no thought control.”
The clothing was a pointed dig at Trump’s longstanding promise to build a wall between the Mexico and United States border.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip
While Rogers crooned Animals highlight “Pigs,” a giant inflatable hog floated above the large audience, bearing a clear message to the billionaire: “F— Trump and his wall.”
Surrounding the insult were a bevy of other words meant to describe the candidate, including but not limited to: “ignorant,” “lying,” and “racist.”
On the other side of the large balloon, the phrase “together we stand, divided we fall” accompanied a depiction of the United States.
The Trump imagery also included manipulated photos of the mogul as a woman and a sheep, among other more controversial backgrounds.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip
Of his political leanings, Waters, 73, told his crowd, “It’s rare that someone like me gets a platform like this, and I’m going to use it,” reported Rolling Stone.
Waters was preceded by The Who, who helped close out the Desert Trip weekend, which brought together the likes of rock legends like The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.