Thursday 29 June 2017

Bono slams 'dangerous' Trump: He's potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America

Bono has spoken out against Donald Trump
Bono has spoken out against Donald Trump
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Friday (AP)
Donald Trump has weighed in again on Muslims. Photo: Reuters
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Bono didn't mince his words when speaking about US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with,” the U2 frontman told CBS Thursday in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America. Potentially.”

The singer said he believes that the business mogul is making America "dangerous" again, the opposite of what Trump claims he can do with his slogan: 'Make America Great Again'.

The politically-minded musician said that Trump as president could have devastating effects on the rest of the world, not just his home country.

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Friday (AP)
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Friday (AP)

“It could destroy it because of what we’re saying, because America’s not just a country. Ireland is a nice country. Great Britain is a great country — all the rest of it. It’s not an idea.

"That idea is bound up in justice and equality for all — equality and justice for all, you know,” he continued. “I think he’s hijacked the party. I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think it’s — it’s — this is really dangerous.”

On Thursday, his son Donald Trump Jr has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles.

Seeking to promote his father's presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet featuring a bowl of Skittles with a warning.

"If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?" said the tweet on the verified @DonaldTrumpJr handle.

"That's our Syrian refugee problem," said the post, which caused a stir and negative tweets on the internet.

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