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How Bono Is Using the Words of a Jewish Poet To Denounce Donald Trump

The latest big name artist who’s taking issue with the candidacy of Donald Trump is Bono, leader of U2. The band has released “Liberty,” a video of a live performance that uses the song “Bullet the Blue Sky” to underscore a back-and-forth between Bono and a video of Trump proposing the erection of a wall on America’s southern border.

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Onstage, Bono refutes Trump’s campaign promises using the words of the Jewish poet Emma Lazarus, author of “The New Colossus.” Although Lazarus’s words might not work perfectly as part of a Bono rap number, Lazarus’s ruminations on America’s roots as an immigrant nation still resonate.

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