The president has definitely proven himself to be sensitive to depictions of himself in the media and popular culture in the past, so he’s not going to like this. Some of his past responses to negative depictions of him in the entertainment world have been truly ridiculous, so we will have to wait and see how he responds to this, if he does, in fact, respond.
American rap icon Eminem released a new album on Friday, called Revival, and on it, he takes serious aim at President Trump time and time again.
On a track on which Alicia Keys appears called “Like Home,” the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, calls President Trump an “Aryan,” singing:
‘Someone get this Aryan a sheet; Time to bury him, so tell him to prepare to get impeached… All he does is watch Fox News like a parrot and repeats, while he looks like a canary with a beak. Why you think banned transgenders from the military with a tweet? He’s tryin’ to divide us.’
Check out the track on Spotify below.
It’s not as though Mathers isn’t on point with his rapping. To say that the president is known for parroting conspiracy theories and half truths — including ones that he hears from Fox News — would be an understatement. He’s repeatedly literally seemed to be live tweeting Fox & Friends broadcasts.
As Mathers mentioned too, Trump wields his Fox News-sourced conspiracy theories as a tool to divide the American population for his benefit. He doesn’t mind what the effects of his policies are; he just wants to do what he thinks will score him the most points with his base — although, of course, he’s of the same persuasion as his base on numerous important issues to begin with.
To that end, earlier this summer, Trump abruptly announced on Twitter that he intended to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
However, a federal judge recently ruled in transgender people’s favor after the unsurprising legal challenges were brought against the Trump Administration.
In Eminem’s track “Like Home,” he doesn’t just go after Trump — although he does go on after calling him an Aryan to again point out Trump’s incessant, incendiary tweeting and his loose association with the interests of the Ku Klux Klan.
He also has a more positive message for Americans on the track, singing:
‘You ain’t ruining our country, punk. You won’t take our pride from us, you won’t define us. Hands in the air, let’s hear it for the start of a brand new America without him, and be proud of where we’re from — and here’s to where we’re from.’
Elsewhere on the album, Mathers raps about Ivanka Trump going from the trunk of his car to getting “dumped in the pond” — in other words, getting murdered.
Revival isn’t the first release on which Mathers has taken on the president. He also did so with a freestyle rap released in conjunction with the BET Awards earlier this year.
He also did so on a track released as a single called “Campaign Speech” back in 2016.
The president has yet to address any of Eminem’s jabs, although he has addressed those of other performers, like when Snoop Dogg pointed a fake gun at a clown dressed up like Trump in a music video.
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