Lady Gaga gives powerful stump speech and performance at Clinton’s last campaign rally

Lady Gaga

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‘Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable.’

Lady Gaga stole the spotlight at Hillary Clinton’s last campaign stop in Raleigh, North Carolina, leading the midnight rally with a rousing call to action and performance. 

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.”  

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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.  

To round out the night, Lady Gaga joined Bon Jovi for a duet of “Living on a Prayer.”

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H/T Pitchfork

Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.