In a pre-taped segment, the band performed its new song, “Get Out Of Your Own Way,” in which frontman Bono sings:
Don’t take it lyin’ down, you got to bite back
The face of Liberty’s starting to crack
She had a plan up until she got smacked in the mouth
And it all went south
At the end of the song, Bono pulled out a bullhorn and said, “Blessed are the shithole countries, for they gave us the American dream.” Trump reportedly used that phrase to describe Haiti and some African nations while meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration.
Before the segment, U2 was introduced by Cuban-born singer Camila Cabello, who shared her family’s immigration story and called for viewers to support young undocumented immigrants, also known as Dreamers.
See U2′s full performance below.