He also urged Israel to 'end occupation' of Palestine
Roger Waters used his set at this weekend’s Desert Trip to launch a scathing attack against Donald Trump – slamming him as a ‘sexist and racist pig’.
The Pink Floyd legend was performing alongside the likes of Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who and The Rolling Stones at the California festival, hosted by the people behind Coachella on the same site.
As he performed ‘Pigs (Three Different Ones)’ from ‘Animals, Waters displayed images of Trump as a sheep, holding a dildo as a rifle, in a KKK hood, making a Nazi salute, as well as showing him with sagging breasts and a micro-penis. When he sand the line “ha ha, charade you are,” the screens showed Trump’s face with the word “CHARADE” written across it. A series of Trump’s most infamous quotes were also displayed.
The iconic Pink Floyd inflatable pig also made an appearance, this time with the slogan ‘fuck Trump and fuck his wall’.
“It’s rare somebody like me gets a platform like this, so I’m going to use it,” said Waters, before paying tribute to the people of Palestine and honouring the BDS Movement. “I encourage the government in Israel to end the occupation.”
Roger Waters played:
Speak to Me
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
One of These Days
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Gerry & The Pacemakers song)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Welcome to the Machine
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Pigs on the Wing 1
Pigs on the Wing 2
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Why Cannot the Good Prevail (a poem by Roger Waters)
Vera (Acoustic version)
Bring the Boys Back Home (Acoustic version)
Elsewhere at Desert Trip, The Who compared themselves to Adele and Justin Bieber while The Rolling Stones covered The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’.