Whoever was in charged of the playlist at Trump’s appearance at an Ohio washing machine factory on Thursday might want to rethink the music.
The Guns N’ Roses’ cover of Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die” played on the loudspeaker before the president delivered his speech at a Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio.
The Intercept’s Robert Mackey sent a video of the tasteless moment, saying that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was not able to join because he had tested positive for coronavirus, “the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday.” A second test later revealed DeWine negative.
The U.S. has exceeded 160,000 COVID-19 deaths under President Donald Trump’s eyes and the death toll rise is projected to reach nearly 300,000 by December.
The same song was played during Trump’s visit to a Honeywell factory that makes face masks in May.
Twitter was shocked at the offensive repeat, which was probably made worse by Trump’s cold “It is what it is” comment about the death toll in an HBO interview broadcast this week.
“They’ll soon be playing Queen’s ‘Another one bites the dust,’ one user sniped on Twitter.
The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio that the state's governor cannot attend because he just came down with Covid-19, the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday. pic.twitter.com/AGumBfSFb8
— Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) August 6, 2020
They’ll soon be playing Queen’s “Another one bites the dust”
— Anraí MacUalghairg (@AinriM) August 7, 2020
When you think it can't get any worse……..unbelievable.
— Jeanne Rankin (@JRankin04231800) August 7, 2020
Yep. I guess this goes under the "it is what it is" campaign strategy. 🤬
— Longmont Area Dems (@LongmontDems) August 7, 2020
Someone has a very dark sense of humor.
— Holly Kurzman (@HollyKurzman) August 7, 2020
— Just Kidding Jeez (@justkiddingjeez) August 7, 2020
If he is gonna play a McCartney song, it should be ‘Back in the USSR’.
— Dave (楚帒緯） (@DaveTrouba) August 7, 2020