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U2's Bono: 'I think Trump is trying to hijack the idea of America

"Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America.."

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his ideas for America are the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended, according to U2 frontman Bono.

Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, told PBS' Charlie Rose in an interview set to air Tuesday that Trump is "potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America."

"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,” Bono said, adding that Trump's version of America could potentially destroy the idea the Founding Fathers had.

What makes the United States stand out from other countries, Bono said, is the fact that it's built upon an idea, whereas countries like Great Britian or Ireland — which he said are also great countries — are not built around a central idea.

"America is an idea, and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all — equality and justice for all, you know?" Bono told Rose. "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," the singer added.

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