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Michael Jackson’s daughter said that if everyone came together the impact would be “yuuuge.”
“Believe me,” she added, imitating President Trump, before invoking one of his favorite phrases for criticizing unfavorable media coverage. “And that’s not fake news.”
Jackson then turned her attention to “these Nazi white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country.”
“As a nation with liberty as our slogan, we have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred and their discrimination. We must resist,” she said.
Fifth Harmony went on to win the best pop video award.
Jackson’s comments came after host Katy Perry kicked off the show by joking about the country’s current political climate. The outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter held up a newspaper that read, “The world is on fire.” She also admired a Handmaid’s Tale-inspired costume.
Perry made a reference to the election later when she urged fans to keep voting for the best new artist award, saying this is one contest in which the “popular vote” counts. Clinton famously won the popular vote in the 2016 election but lost the electoral college battle to Trump.
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