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01/22/2017

Roger Waters - "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" - video

He said on January 20, "The resistance begins today."

"On Inauguration Day, Roger Waters posted the official video for his incendiary Mexico City performance of "Pigs (Three Different Ones)," a rendition that slammed then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"A note from Roger: The resistance begins today," Waters' Facebook posted Friday. The video comes from Waters' late-September concert gigs at Mexico City's Foro Sol in front of a massive audience that didn't appreciate Trump calling Mexicans "rapists" or threatening to build a wall.

During the song, Waters' video screens showed artist-made images of Trump toting a machine gun outside the White House, giving the Nazi salute and surrounding himself with KKK members. Waters also relishes aiming lyrics from the Animals epic like "Bus stop rat bag, haha charade you are" and "You're nearly a laugh, but you’re really a cry" in the mogul's direction.

The Pink Floyd rocker closed out his savaging of Trump by coopting a phrase that's gone viral in Mexico: "Trump Eres Un Pendejo," which translates to, "Trump, you're an asshole."

In WTF With Marc Maron interview released a week before Election Day, Waters likened Trump's rise to Adolf Hitler's in Germany.

"The method for taking over the state and for it becoming a totalitarian police state, is always the same, and it's always the identification of 'the other' as the enemy," Waters warned. "In Trump's case, it's the Chinese, the Mexicans, and Islam – it doesn't matter who it is. With Hitler, it was the Jews, the Communists,the Gypsies, anybody who had a physical deformity, or whatever it might be, the homosexuals – they were all lumped together." -- Rolling Stone

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