U2 music video featuring Donald Trump and KKK imagery gets heated reaction

U2 has finally gone off the deep end.

The Irish rock band is receiving backlash for a political music video that associates President Trump with the Ku Klux Klan.

The song “Get Out of Your Own Way” features lyrics that seemed to allude to the left-wing “resistance” against President Trump.

“Resistance, love has got to fight for its existence / The enemy has armies of assistants,” U2’s Bono sang.

The music video released Thursday is an animated stop motion animation short created by Israeli graffiti group Broken Fingaz Crew.

U2. (Photo: Screen Capture).

The directors of Broken Fingaz Crew wrote a mission statement for their video that was included in its Youtube description.

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.

“The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques.”

The video was filled with a wide array of psychedelic and symbolic imagery. Recurring are shots of KKK members marching, including behind the Oval Office window as President Trump sits and stands at his desk.

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(Photo: Screen Capture).

“Get Out of Your Own Way” is featured on U2’s 14th LP, “Songs of Experience.” The band delayed the release of the album due to President Trump’s victory in the 2016 election.

Last January, band guitarist The Edge told Rolling Stone, “the election [happened] and suddenly the world changed.”

He continued: “We just went, ‘Hold on a second – we’ve got to give ourselves a moment to think about this record and about how it relates to what’s going on in the world.'”

Getty Photo of BONO and U2
(Photo by Bob King/Redferns).

In December, Bono called President Trump a “post-truth president” and described his administration as “the bleakest era since Nixon.”

Many Twitter users weren’t happy about U2’s upfront political statement.

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