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Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters slams Trump at concert

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:51

Founding Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has criticised presidential nominee Donald Trump in Mexico. The veteran rocker responsible for albums like ‘The Wall’ made the comments at a concert, he gave for Free, in Mexico City. Jayson Mansaray reports.

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At a free concert he gave in Mexico City, Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters turned the show into a Trump bashing. On stage in front of 200,000 concert goers, Waters used his platform to criticise both Trump and the Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. Pena Nieto had previously invited the Republican to Mexico in the face of low approval ratings and despite Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners to the United States. Waters criticque was well received by concertgoers. SOUNDBITE: Concert Attendee, Yira Soto, saying (Spanish): "Well, I think that it's fine (he discusses political issues) because I think he's informed on events that are happening in the country and that he supports the people and this is very good as well." SOUNDBITE: Concert Attendee, Santiago Figueroa, saying (Spanish):saying (Spanish): "We are all here together to enjoy the good music, but also to feel a little more of that force some of us have started to feel against the government, against the president, against so many things. This man is a person who has a deep public spirit, with an impressive political mind. And so for me, it's an honour to experience this, and even more on this stage which is symbolic for the country and even for the world." During his time with Pink Floyd, Waters sold millions of records and produced critically acclaimed albums like 'The Wall'. So not surprising he reportedly took aim at Trump's idea to build a barrier on the Mexican-U.S. border - calling it "Another Brick In The Wall, Part II'.

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Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters slams Trump at concert

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:51