Jeremy Corbyn just destroyed Donald Trump in front of tens of thousands at Glastonbury

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Saturday 24 June 2017 15:30
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Glastonbury festival is well and truly underway in Somerset this weekend, and one of the most influential and popular acts finally took to the stage.

It wasn't a famous rapper, or an aloof singer/songwriter - it was the Member of Parliament for Islington North.

The Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the Pyramid stage today (Saturday) to speak in front of thousands of people, ahead of a performance by hip-hop super group Run the Jewels.

During his speech, Mr Corbyn touched on the incredible revolution the British political system has experienced over the past few months, the importance of the arts in education and the sheer brilliance of Glastonbury festival itself.

After thanking Glastonbury's founding father Michael Eavis for all he had done, Mr Corbyn went on to say

I want to thank Michael for lending us his farm, for giving us the space all those years ago for people to come here; enjoy music, enjoy good company, and enjoy inspiring thought.

Michael you paved the way for the space for all of us. 

You brought the spirit of music, you brought the spirit of love, you brought the spirit of ideas, and you brought the spirit of great messages. 

He then went on to add:

If you can see that far, look on the wall, right over there, that surrounds this wonderful festival. 

There's a message on that wall, for President Donald Trump.

And you know what it says?

Build bridges, not walls.

The final line was repeated by the crowd in earnest, and was met with huge applause.

If Mr Corbyn does make it to Number 10, it seems he will have a lot to say to the leader of the United States.

You can keep up with all of The Independent's Glastonbury coverage right here.

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