“Donald Trump Is Destroying Our Country”: Billie Eilish Implores Fans To Vote For Joe Biden
"You don't need me to tell you things are a mess."
Billie Eilish has given a searing inditement of Donald Trump in a speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, saying that the current US President is “destroying our country and everything we care about”.
The Convention, a three-day rally where Democratic party delegates formally put forward primary election votes to determine the party’s presidential candidate, featured rousing speeches from the Obamas and Hilary Clinton and other high profile Democrat party figures, as well as presidential candidate Joe Biden and VP pick Kamala Harris.
There’s also been a set of performances from musicians such as Maggie Rogers, Billy Porter and The Chicks, as well as Eilish, who performed new single ‘my future’ on the final night of the convention.
Before her performance, she gave a short, impassioned speech asking everyone watching to register to vote and kick out Trump from the White House.
“You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess,” she said. “Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about.”
“We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. We need leaders who will fight against systemic racism and equality, and that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake.”
“It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden. Silence is not an option. We cannot sit this one out. We have to vote like our lives and the world depends on it because they do.
“The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves. Please register, please vote.”
Watch Eilish’s speech below, as well as her performance of ‘my future’.
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 20, 2020
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