Ahead of Roger Waters’ October shows at the all-star Desert Trip, the Pink Floyd rocker staged a pair of warm-up gigs at Mexico City’s Foro Sol where he ripped into Donald Trump.
The Wall singer slammed the wannabe wall builder and “Mexicans are rapists” spouter throughout the performance of Animals’ “Pigs (Three Different Ones),” a song that points a damning portrait of the ultra-wealthy like Trump. During the song, Waters’ large video screens showed artist-made images of Trump toting a machine gun outside the White House, giving the Nazi salute and surrounding himself with KKK members.
Waters also projected several of Trump’s more controversial quotes in Spanish on the large video screens, including the mogul’s assertions that he saw people celebrating 9/11 and his memorable 2011 quote, “I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”
The Pink Floyd rocker closed out his savaging of Trump by coopting a phrase that’s gone viral in Mexico: “Trump Eres Un Pendejo.” Translation: “Trump, you’re an asshole.”
During “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II),” Waters took another jab at the Republican candidate whose platform revolves around building a wall that would separate the United States and Mexico. “We don’t want a wall that separates us from our sister, our mother earth, or from each other,” Waters told the crowd. The rocker was joined onstage by a group of Mexican children wearing shirts that read “Tear Down the Wall,” NME reports.
Thursday night’s concert at Foro Sol also marked the first time Waters’ had ever performed Animals’ “Pigs on the Wing 2” as a solo artist. The previous night, Waters played Meddle’s “One of These Days” and “Fearless” for the first time without Pink Floyd.
Waters next performs a free concert Saturday at Mexico City’s Zocalo Park before heading to Indio, California next week.