Bono: ‘Trump Is Worst Thing To Ever Happen To America’

Bono slams Trump for being worst President in American history

U2 frontman Bono has slammed President Donald Trump, claiming his Presidency is ‘literally the worst thing to ever happen to America.’

In an unhinged interview with Rolling Stone this week, Bono blasted Trump’s criticism of the press and said his Presidency “is surely the bleakest era since Nixon.” reports: “In the Western world, in our lifetime, there has never been a moment, until very recently, when fairness and equality was not improving,” the Irish rocker said. “There were setbacks, but it was as if the world was on a trajectory toward fairness and justice and equality for all.”

But then the election of Trump happened, Bono said, and then “People’s innocence had died. And a generation that had grown up thinking that the human spirit had a natural evolution toward fairness and justice was learning this might not be the case.”

“My attitude was, ‘OK, good. Now it is time we wake up and realize we can’t take any of this for granted.’ Big primates have been around a lot longer than democracy, and this dude who shall not be named – he is just a new manifestation of that big primate,” the 57-year-old said of Trump who he believes he can’t work with on policy “because you can’t believe what he says.”

“We got shook. Even in Europe, people have forgotten what fascism did to them. Whether it was fascism described as Stalin or Mao in the state communism, whatever you want to call it. It is forgotten.”

“We are actually going back to the way we used to be. The new normal is the old normal. That is terrifying. The demonizing of ‘the other’ has returned,” he added.

Bono also bemoaned President Trump’s criticism of the press, saying, “Democracy is a remarkable conceit that depends on an effective news media. So ‘fake news’ is not a fake threat. You have a post-truth president leading a post-trust country.”

“What also should be easy to read are the lessons the left and right need to learn from how this absurdity came about,” he continued. “It shouldn’t take a reality-TV star to read the boos and hisses of discontent people ready to roll the dice on business not as usual. We all need to do a better job of understanding where that anger and sense of displacement comes from.”

During a politically charged concert in New Jersey last June, the Grammy-winner praised the American media for remaining “vigilant” in the Trump-era.

Asked by Rolling Stone if there can be hope after Trump, Bono said, “I think the moment just has to be reclaimed. This is surely the bleakest era since Nixon. It surely undermines the very idea of America, what is going on now. And Republicans know it, Democrats know it – no one’s coming off well here.”

“We know some who should know better have tried to piggyback the man’s celebrity to get stuff done. They will live to regret it,” said Bono. “Before I went out against him in the primaries, I called a lot of Republican friends that I have and said, ‘I can’t in all conscience be quiet as this hostile takeover of your party and perhaps the country happens.’ And I made the quote, and I still stand by it, ‘America is the greatest idea the world has ever had, and this is potentially the worst idea that has ever happened to it.’”

Last January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that the band’s latest album Songs of Experience, which was released on December 1, was initially delayed because of Trump’s election.

In September, Bono ripped President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA amnesty program. “It’s a strange place we find ourselves in. It’s dangerous out there when you have a little emperor there with a bad haircut and his finger on the nuclear arsenal. And a lot of people in silly costumes following me around. And then you have the dude from North Korea,” Bono said about Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

  • Guest

    1 John 2:15
    King James Bible
    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

  • mo

    It’s not Bono, it’s Bonehead.

  • Ed Ram

    Bono, (Illuminati puppet)- stick to music dip shit. Trump is a great leader/ president. Down with NWO/Soros/Killary

    • Noel

      How is Trump a great leader? He can’t even read

      • The American

        That would be “YOU” – imbecile.

  • Séamus Ó Néill

    Bono….the tax avoiding cretin with an ego much bigger than his miniscule brain. Who would listen to that arsehole !

  • hiphop

    BONO (ignorant no talent moron) Why would anyone listen to a idiot from a different country who has no intelligence in what is happening here. Stick to you no talent job and create that ugly terrible music.

  • Mar Drafting Corporation

    They wanted to keep running the same satanical shit since George bush father till disgraced Obama who was supposed to pass the presidency to
    Hell-ary Clinton. Bono go fuck yourself.

  • Jeremy Peace


  • Don

    Bono… think about the NFL… Trump’s base is way larger than you dork’s think

  • Tim Miller

    What a dumdarse it’s not democracy it’s a republic go back to Ireland and shut your stupid mouth!!!!!!

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    Who gives a shit what this Bone head thinks.

  • lost in the desert

    This duchebag is a Irish national, STFU Marxist idiot

  • Godzilla17

    Bono should stick to his music and keep his nose out of other countries’ internal affairs. Would he prefer Uranium Hilary?
    Trump is doing his best for USA if only given half a chance by the Dems, the Media, and enemies within his own party and deep state. If given a chance both he and USA could be great.

  • largejack

    But silly Bono, Trump is trying to go back to the idea of what AMerica was. A country based on individual rights and freedoms, not on politically correct, Globalist, New World Order collective principles.

  • Freedoms Waining

    Hey Bobo, President Trump has already done so much for the American people, so take a hike! If you come here, get out if you don’t like it, take Barry Soetoro Sobaka Parks (BHO) with you.

    • Noel

      Huh? What has Trump done for the American people?? He can’t even read

  • ctwatcher✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    After he’s made millions off the people here he now acts like a traitor? Send him back to Ireland or Canada, wherever he can find some Muslim love.

  • Igor R

    What a freаk

  • Black Swan

    The Women of the year has spoken?

  • The American

    Message to the non-U.S. Citizen, Obama knob-slobberer “BONER” –

    “Who TF are you to comment anything concerning Our Beloved Republic, a Nation that made you rich at that? You seriously need to GFY, hard.”

  • palcau ioan

    Bono,u not qualified n u not the right man to speak about president Trump,so keep ur bs for urself,u n Others like u only traitors ,liers,bs personalities,u a puppet of nwo,go n play for ur masters! ur toxic as a man n as a musician,u mf puppet!!

  • Linda Kay Passaro

    Shut the Fuck Up Bone Head. You soiled the White House, You soiled the 80′ and 90′ for me, You don’t pay taxes in your own Country, Your Charity is a fraud and so are you! So Shut the fuck up! Loser

  • Warren Wilson

    Me Hewson is a punk-ass little bitch that needs sent back to Loserville.
    And his band DOES have the worst rhythm section in rock.