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The Chainsmokers Denounce Donald Trump at Ultra Music Festival
Amid the bright light and loud beats of Ultra Music Festival 2016 in Miami, there was still some room for politics on the stage.
The Chainsmokers, who played the Worldwide stage Saturday, reportedly denounced Donald Trump during their live-stream set, explaining their decision afterward to fans over a series of tweets.
Last night on the ultra live stream we said we do not support Donald Trump and that’s our right to support that opinion— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) March 20, 2016
This isn't the first time the "Roses" duo expressed their opinions on the Republican front-runner: In an interview just before Billboard Winterfest 2016, they declared: "The Trump-Palin thing is just insane, but it's not any more insane than Trump has been this whole time."
And they weren't the only ones to start a political conversation at Ultra: Rabbit in the Moon featured a giant screen onstage with flashing images and videos of Trump that elicited boos from the crowd.
But in The Chainsmokers' case, they also went more in-depth about their stance and encouraged personal choice and the importance of voting, ending the tweets on a more positive note with a promise of new music to come soon.
but it’s everyone freedom & personal choice to choose who they vote for. And most importantly you need to vote, regardless of who u support— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) March 20, 2016
we respect people’s decisions regardless. But we had opportunity to make a difference in favor of something we truly believe and we did it— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) March 20, 2016
And we would do it again and again and again— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) March 20, 2016
Oh and good news. More new music very soon! One of our favorites actually :) ⚡️— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) March 20, 2016