U2 took aim at Donald Trump during a concert in the Bay Area Wednesday night and fired the Republican presidential candidate.
Performing for the Dreamforce benefit concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, Bono went head-to-head with a virtual manifestation of Trump, facing off against an edited video of some of his more controversial statements.
Never calling Trump by name, Bono referred to him as “candidate,” engaging in a brilliantly executed back-and-forth.
Bono challenged Trump on his promise to build a “great wall” along the U.S. and Mexico boarder, asking, “A wall? Like the Berlin Wall? Like the Great Wall of China?”
To which the recording of Trump replied, “And I will have Mexico pay for the wall.”
“Now candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” Bono responded. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America. like the Irish, for example. Or the French. Or the Brazilians. Everyone who loves the idea of America, everyone who believes what they read at the foot at the bottom of the statue of liberty: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.'”
Bono went on before starting into “Bullet the Blue Sky,” “Good people are not going to stay silent while you run off with the American dream. Alright, candidate? … You hear me candidate? You’re fired!”
U2 will be donating proceeds from Wednesday’s sold-out concert to help pediatric care and research at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
Watch a clip above.