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‘Trump is destroying our country!’ Billie Eilish targets young voters with pro-Biden rant & new song performance at Dem convention

‘Trump is destroying our country!’ Billie Eilish targets young voters with pro-Biden rant & new song performance at Dem convention
American pop star Billie Eilish tore into US President Donald Trump before performing a new song at the Democratic convention, in an apparent attempt to attract young voters to the party’s 77-year-old nominee, Joe Biden.

“Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about... We need leaders who will solve our problems like climate change and Covid, not deny them... It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden,” Eilish said before performing her new track, ‘My Future,’ at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.

You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess.

Though some netizens suggested “boomers” would be “extremely confused” by the performance, Biden himself was happy to echo Eilish’s message backing his candidacy, apparently hoping the green-haired teenage singer would draw in the younger vote.

Others noted that Biden’s campaign has struggled to excite younger Americans, perhaps given that the nominee is himself a septuagenarian and lacks the more stridently progressive message of Bernie Sanders, who despite his age has resonated with youths and 20-somethings in the US.

Eilish’s appearance on Wednesday night prompted some to muse about what special guests would feature at the upcoming Republican National Convention next week. One netizen suggested the party would have an even harder time courting young voters than Biden if it stuck to “some random rock band that hasn't had any new fans since 1974.”

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