American pop star Billie Eilish tore into US President Donald Trump prior to performing a new song in the Democratic convention, in an obvious effort to attract young voters to the party’s 77-year-old nominee, Joe Biden.
“Donald Trump is destroying our nation and everything we take care of… We need leaders who will fix our issues like climate change and COVID, not deny them… It starts with voting contrary to Donald Trump and also for Joe Biden,” Eilish said before performing her new path, ‘My Future,’ in the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.
You don’t even need me to tell you things are a wreck.
Although a few netizens implied “boomers” would be “exceptionally confused” by the operation, Biden himself was happy to echo Elish’s message backing his candidacy, apparently trusting the green-haired teenage singer would draw the younger vote.
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 20, 2020
Others noted that Biden’s campaign has struggled to provoke younger Americans, possibly given that the nominee is himself a septuagenarian and lacks the stridently progressive message of Bernie Sanders, who despite his age has resonated with youths and 20-somethings in the US.
A party that knows its base!
— _ Mark Thompson (@_MarkThompson) August 20, 2020
Biden hasn't excited young American voters so far. In an appeal to the youth vote, Billie Eilish performing”My Future” in Day 3 of virtual #DemConvention. “The only way to be certain about our future is to make it ourselves”
— Suzanne Kianpour (@KianpourWorld) August 20, 2020
Lot of immunity boomers just learned about @billieeilish and are currently extremely confused
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 20, 2020
Eilish’so appearance on Wednesday night motivated some to muse about what special guests would feature in the forthcoming Republican National Convention next week. 1 netizen indicated the party would have an even harder time courting young voters than Biden if it stuck to “some rando rock band that has not had any new lovers since 1974.
I enjoy seeing all of the boomers insult Billie Eilish for her hair and age as if any of that matters. Like sweetheart, have you noticed the platform she has, she could literally persuade millions. Like who’s your rnc getting? Some rando rock band that hasn't had any new lovers since 1974?
— Evelina (@Eva_Lynne_) August 20, 2020
The Democrats have BILLIE EILISH performing a premiere of her newest song in the conference, and in the height of her popularity, speaking out for Joe Biden.
The Rs are gont have, what… Scott Baio?
How are Billie Eilish, John Legend, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Tracee Ellis Ross and the Chicks in the #DemConvention gonna compete with the star power of Scott Baio and Chuck Woolery in the Republican Convention? pic.twitter.com/49dyZg2Ntn
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 20, 2020
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