We’re in the home stretch for midterm campaigning, which means that we’re going to see fewer Trump rallies. (Don’t worry, they’re not going away entirely; this is President Trump we’re talking about.)
However, if the campaign season is going to come to an end, it’s going to come to an end in style — at least, as far as the president is concerned. And it’s going to be style that shows exactly why the left hates him.
The president was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Sunday to support Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the GOP’s candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Bob Corker.
Trump had plenty of reasons to be in high spirits. For one, there was a huge crowd. Blackburn is also up in the polls over her Democratic rival, former Gov. Phil Bredesen. And above all that, he’s getting rid of Bob Corker either way — a man who, let’s face it, isn’t counting on or desirous of any invitations to Mar-a-Lago for a weekend of golfing.
Given the circumstances, he decided to make an entrance in a way only Donald Trump would. He came in to the song “God Bless the U.S.A.”
Being sung by the guy who originally wrote and recorded “God Bless the U.S.A.”
Yes, Donald Trump doesn’t just make an entrance to Lee Greenwood’s most famous tune, he gets Lee Greenwood to sing it.
That’s next-level musical trolling, folks. And, as you can see from his entrance, he’s enjoying every minute of it — pointing at people singing along, generally making merriment of the whole thing.
We would be remiss if we didn’t remind you this isn’t the first time that Trump has used music to send a message. The Donald’s de facto campaign theme back in 2016 was the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
While he never came out and said it, it always seemed rather obvious to this writer that he was sending a message to the Republican establishment — and reminding them that if you try sometimes, you just might find that you get what you need. Bob Corker may not agree with that sentiment, but the rest of the Republican Party seems to have at least begrudgingly admitted he might have had a point.
THANK YOU TENNESSEE! What a great crowd to see @realDonaldTrump and support at @VoteMarsha Blackburn for Senate. She needs your support Tuesday. Also amazing to hear Lee Greenwood perform “God Bless the USA” live to a packed house. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/5Rxay9pkOo
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) November 5, 2018
If he’s not trolling the libs or the RINOs, sometimes you wonder if he’s trolling the musicians themselves. After Trump took to playing Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” at rallies, Sir Elton was rather displeased.
“I’ve met Donald Trump, he was very nice to me, it’s nothing personal, his political views are his own, mine are very different, I’m not a Republican in a million years,” John said, according to The Daily Beast. “Why not ask Ted f—ing Nugent? Or one of those f—ing country stars? They’ll do it for you.” Bad American stereotypes 1, Elton John 0.
At least Greenwood won’t be complaining (one would hope not, considering he was there of his own volition). The country star has been a friend of Trump for quite some time and has stumped for him in the past.
“He’s very personable and disarming,” Greenwood told GoSanAngelo. “His brain is working all the time, he’s always strategizing. He’s always several steps in front of everyone else.”
And in this case, he was. He made sure everyone knew how unabashedly he loves America — something the media isn’t terribly fond of. We’ll likely see a minor-league gnashing of teeth and rending of “Nasty Woman” T-shirts over this one.
And that’s exactly the point.
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