Trump not welcome at our gigs, says Bono
Bono still hasn't found the president he's looking for.
"Trump's supporters - the people who voted for Trump - are welcome at U2 gigs in America, but Donald Trump himself is not welcome at U2 gigs in America," the U2 singer said in an interview with the Irish Independent before their Seattle show last night. "I welcome his supporters. But him? I don't want him here. I don't want to meet a person like that," Bono said, referring to the fact that Trump's administration is cutting funding for HIV research.
Bono said that when he met US vice president Mike Pence in February, the administration's "levelling out" of funding for HIV research was very much part of the conversation.
Bono also said that the broadcaster Eamon Dunphy had inspired a new U2 song when Dunphy said that "my wife Ali was the best thing about Bono". "The song is called 'You're The Best Thing About Me'," Bono said.