Wearing the same jacket Michael Jackson wore when he met President George H.W. Bush at the White House in 1990, the pop diva spoke fiercely on Clinton’s behalf for over five minutes, pledging her support for the former secretary of state, commending her decades of public service, and asking the audience to see Trump’s followers as potential allies.
“Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable. And watching what [Trump] has done to us, I can promise that she will protect us, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.”
She ended her stump speech with “I think it’s time to come to mama.”
Before her performance of “Angel Down,” her tribute to Trayvon Martin, Lady Gaga shouted out support for the Black Lives Matter movement, not once but twice, cupping the microphone on the second statement for maximum impact. It’s a powerful moment to witness.
— 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚗 (𝚑𝚎/𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢) 💜✊ (@tobeselfevident) November 8, 2016
— Hope Ford (@hope_iam) November 8, 2016
— Rachel Chason (@Rachel_Chason) November 8, 2016
To round out the night, Lady Gaga joined Bon Jovi for a duet of “Living on a Prayer.”