Billie Eilish who turned 18 last December, delivered a powerful anti-trump speech at the Democratic National Convention. From advocating for Joe Biden to urging Americans to vote like their lives depend on it, the sensational music artist made the most of the platform.
A first-time voter, Billie Eilish ripped Donald Trump during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. She performed her song “my future,” before stating: “You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess.”
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 20, 2020
She continued: “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. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality.”Eilish then asked people to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“And that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake,” the Grammy winner said. “Someone who is building a team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden.“Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out. We all have to vote like our lives and the world depends on it — because they do. The only way to be certain of our future is to make it ourselves. Please register; please vote.”
Eilish who is vocal about her anti-Trump stand had previously taken digs at the President. “I’m pretty worried about ,” she told the Los Angeles Times in December. “I think stupid Trump is probably going to get reelected, and that makes my heartbreak. You know, some people just love horrible people. It’s weird.”
In a statement announcing her performance at the DNC, she wrote, “This election is the most important election of our lifetimes so far. It’s never been more important to vote.”
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 14, 2020