Aug 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

DNC video "Rise Up" features Bruce Springsteen and Trump's America

Mike Allen

Axios brings you a first clip from "Rise Up," a video that'll be shown during tonight's opening session of the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention (9 to 11 ET).

Why it matters: Tonight's convention theme is "We the People," and the video is meant to juxtapose images from President Trump's America with people rising above hate and division.

Details: As Bruce Springsteen sings "The Rising," the video shows a vacant Times Square subway station and empty MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, a large memorial mural to George Floyd, kids in cages, and President Trump chucking paper towels during his visit to Puerto Rico.

  • Then it moves to firefighters, other essential workers, kids and everyday American — many in masks and one wrapped in a flag. Plus, a shot of the Black Lives Matter street sign in D.C.

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