“What’s the difference between Bono and God? God doesn’t walk around Ireland pretending to be Bono.”

Bono in Dublin, Ireland, in 2014. Photo by Brendan Moran via Wikipedia Commons
That’s a typical reaction to the U2 lead singer’s comments on “CBS This Morning” about Donald Trump.

Host Charlie Rose asked Tuesday: “Does Trump come to you as somebody who is a change agent, because people are so unhappy about the status quo? Or does he come to you as something else?”

Then came Bono’s snark heard ’round the world:

“Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with. But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially. It could destroy it, because of what we’re saying, because America’s not just a country. Ireland is a nice country. Great Britain is a great country — all the rest of it.”

Bono continued: “America is an idea, and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all. … I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America. And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think it’s — this is really dangerous.”

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