Lady Gaga has said Donald Trump thinks fame has given him the right to grab women “by any part of their bodies”.
The “Stupid Love” singer eviscerated the Republican president at a rally for Joe Biden on Monday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2 November) with a powerful message about Trump’s treatment of women.
“To all the women, and all the men with daughters, and sisters and mothers – everybody, no matter how you identify, now is your chance to vote against Donald Trump, a man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters, or mothers, or wives by any part of their bodies,” Gaga said at the rally.
“Vote for Joe, he’s a good person,” she added.
Lady Gaga with a simple message to voters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 'Vote for Joe. He's a good person.' pic.twitter.com/9L1NwuniMI
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Donald Trump bragged about kissing and groping women without consent in a 2005 video.
Lady Gaga was referencing a shocking video that resurfaced during the last presidential campaign in 2016, in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women “by the p***y”.
In the 2005 video, Trump said boasted about his efforts to seduce a married woman and said he might start kissing a woman he was about to meet without consent.
“I don’t even wait,” Donald Trump said in the tape. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p***y. You can do anything,” Trump said.
The recording shocked the world and became a symbol for Trump’s disregard for women. Despite this, he went on to win the 2016 presidential election.
Trump faces off against Joe Biden on Tuesday (3 November), with the Democratic nominee leading in the polls – and Lady Gaga has been doing everything she can to ensure the anti-LGBT+ president is booted out of office.
In addition to her appearance at Monday night’s rally, Gaga has been vocal on social media in her strident criticism of Trump and her repeated calls for people to get out and vote.
Lady Gaga has urged her followers to ‘change the system’ by voting for Joe Biden.
In a video shared on social media on Friday (30 October), Gaga urged people to help “change this system” while wearing various outfits from her legendary career, including the famous meat-dress, her Super Bowl costume, and the outfits she wore in the music video for “Poker Face” more than a decade ago.
“If you want to change this system, if you want this country to be different than it is right now, you have got to participate in this election,” Lady Gaga said in the video, in which she avoided referencing Donald Trump directly.
“When they announce who has won the election, it will be very clear what this country has become. The government is not going away tomorrow and unless you have a plane ticket to another country and somewhere that you’re gonna live, this is going to be your home.
“I’m telling you that no matter how you feel your future is still in your hands with this vote. What you choose to do will affect you. and the fact is that the most critical vote right now is the one this country may never get to see, it’s yours.”
Biden is leading in the polls ahead of the presidential election.