Trump forgoes playing fan-favorite song YMCA at his South Carolina rally Saturday after dubbing it the ‘gay national anthem’ – and instead plays Hold On I’m Coming by Sam & dave
Donald Trump noticeably left the disco fan-favorite song YMCA off his rally playlist in South Carolina on Saturday after dubbing it the ‘gay national anthem’ in an interview earlier in the week.
The former president would many times end his rally with the 1978 Village People hit, and on many occasions was pictured doing a little jig to the song. Recentemente, però, he has started concluding his remarks with the 1966 song Hold On I’m Coming by duo Sam & dave.
At his rally from a cold, windy and wet Florence, Trump strappa Biden come "fisico e mentalmente sfidato"., Trump did not play YMCA, which usually pumps up the crowd with the synchronized arm movements.
It came after a podcast episode with Full Send taped Wednesday from Mar-a-Lago where he was asked if he had any particular favorite song.
‘You know what gets ’em rocking? YMCA,’ Trump ha detto.
‘YMCA — the gay national anthem. Did you ever hear that? The gay national anthem,’ Ha aggiunto.
Even though YMCA did not play at the Saturday rally, another well-known Village People hit played at his events Macho Man did blast through the speakers ahead of Trump’s remarks Saturday evening.
Trump’s playlists at rallies are usually pretty consistent and don’t deviate much except for the occasional addition or subtraction. Per esempio, during tensions with North Korea when Trump was president, he would play Billy Elton John hit Rocket Man in reference to the dictator and his frequent nuclear testing.
Donald Trump did not play Village People hit YMCA at his Saturday rally in Florence, South Carolina after calling the song the ‘gay national anthem’ in an interview Wednesday
The former president ended his rally with 1966 song Hold On I’m Coming by duo Sam & Dave and still did the dance he would do to YMCA at previous rallies. Nella foto: Trump blows a kiss to the crowd at a filed near the airport in Florence on Saturday evening
That song, però, has since left the rotation after the focus was no longer on U.S. tensions with North Korea and Trump’s back-and-forth with Kim Jong-un.
The former president gave a peak into how he entertains guests at his Mar-a-Lago resort with the Full Send episode. He said YMCA is always a favorite among guests at the club.
He bragged about his ‘high aptitude’ for music and discussed his ne gig as a disc jockey regaling Mar-a-Lago members on Friday and Saturday nights during a wide-range podcast interview.
Trump also revealed during the interview his personal affinity for Broadway show tunes and his attitude when it comes to scratching records and remixing sounds.
‘I pick the ones I like. I don’t want to spin, I want to pick the ones I like,’ Trump said of his DJing style.
Trump has already been known to play the classic disco track at his rallies, where he would often move a bit to the beat himself.
Though he’s still hosting rallies, Trump’s more often playing music at Mar-a-Lago, where it was revealed last month he’d given himself an entertainment role.
Trump sat down for a wide-ranging interview with the Full Send podcast on Wednesday, where he gave listeners a look into how he entertains guests at Mar-a-Lago
A February 2 memo to guests reads, ‘Great music will be played during dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, with President Trump playing the role of disc jockey.’
‘The music will be amazing, it will be lots of fun, and will go until the late evening,’ the message obtained by the New York Times stated.
Trump said on Wednesday that he had ‘a lot of good selections’ and ‘people love it when I do it.’
At one point he disputed one of the Full Send hosts’ assertion that the chart-topping retro hit YMCA was ‘underrated.’
‘Well it gets a lot of views, I can say,’ Trump challenged.
He also revealed his love of Broadway music, naming The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables as two of his favorite productions.
Other points of the interview took on a much more serious tone, such as when the former president condemned his successor Joe Biden for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Trump said on Wednesday that he has not spoken to Putin since leaving office but that the Russian autocrat ‘spoke’ to Trump about invading Ukraine.
The ex-president caught criticism last week for praising Putin’s invasion as ‘genius.’
He told Full Send the autocrat would have ‘never’ invaded Ukraine when he was president.
‘I haven’t spoken to him since, but he was never, ever going to, certainly under the Trump administration — and I say zero chance, I don’t say like, non credo, zero chance he would have done it. And I spoke to him about it, zero chance he would have done it,’ Trump ha affermato.
‘He saw the weakness, he saw Afghanistan, quella — the way, the incompetence of the withdrawal, the way they did it was so bad.’
Trump has frequently been seen dancing to the 1978 Village People hit YMCA at his trademark Make America Great Again rallies
Trump went on to say Putin ‘became a different man’ when he saw the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August last year.
‘He viewed the United States differently, he no longer respected the United States,’ Trump ha detto.
Asked if he would look to challenge Biden in 2024, Trump was as cagey as always — but dropped yet another hint that he could seek re-election.
‘The campaign finance laws don’t really allow you to discuss that unless you’re going to literally go through a different process,’ Trump answered.
Campaign finance laws are in place for candidates to disclose the dollars they use during an election cycle to promote transparency. It’s unclear what specific law or ‘different process’ the ex-president was referring to.
Lui continuò, ‘So I think a lot of people are going to be really happy. You guys might be really happy.’
‘I think a lot of people are going to be really happy,’ Trump ha detto. ‘I’ll wait til — I have so many people wanting me to do it. credo, veramente, that a lot of people are going to be very happy.’
The Village People’s music (pictured performing in Los Angeles in the 1970s) has made multiple appearances at Trump events, where he also plays their hit song Macho Man