U2 video 'Get Out of Your Own Way' connects KKK to Trump White House

The latest music video from U2 shows the notorious Ku Klux Klan infiltrating much of American society, including President Donald Trump's White House.

'Get Out of Your Own Way' is taken from the Irish rockers' album Songs of Experience and the video was created by the Broken Fingaz Crew, an Israeli graffiti collective.

The artists say they were prompted by the rise of white nationalism in the past year to make a statement that reflects the global urgency to rise up against it.

Easily recognisable by its white-hooded members, the KKK is a terrorist organisation in the US formed in the 1860s and has carried out countless murders in a quest for "racial purification".

"The video addresses the current political situation," said the Broken Fingaz Crew.

"2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation."

U2 is set to tour North America in May and June, and are rumoured to be coming to New Zealand later this year.