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Washington Post Deploys Kids to Sing Songs Mocking Trump

Once esteemed newspaper posts video of children satirically singing president's tweets

As if its own consistently negative, skewed coverage of President Donald Trump weren’t enough, The Washington Post felt the need to commission a kids choir to mock the president by singing several of his tweets in a video published Friday.

The Post’s official video, called, “Washington Post’s Kids Chorus Singing President Trump’s Tweets,” included an description saying, “A child’s perspective can benefit pretty much any issue — even those found in President Trump’s Twitter feed.” Featuring 10 children garbed in blue choir robes, the video included harmonized singing and a rudimentary form of rapping as the children beat drums, clapped, and waved American flags. The song’s lyrics featured portions of several of Trump’s tweets.

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“See you in court, doo-da, doo-da, the security of our nation is at stake,” the children began, taking some creative liberties with a February 9 Trump tweet.

“Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs,” the children sang, continuing with a March 14 tweet.

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The kids chorus then launched into a rap of sorts based on a May 11 tweet saying, “Russia must be laughing up our sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat excuse for losing the election,” before launching into a clap-filled rendition of a February 3 tweet saying, “We must keep evil out of our country, out of our country, out of our country.”

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“Fake news, fake news, fake news,” featured in the song, and the children made sure to include the infamous May 31 tweet in which the president wrote, “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’??? Enjoy!”

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After mocking a few more of the president’s tweets, the children concluded their song by repeating The Post’s new slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness” — a slogan The Post put in place only after Trump’s Election Day upset.

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As the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters noted, The Post didn’t even include the president’s more controversial tweets in their mock video. Instead, the video emphasized Trump’s campaign promise to bring “jobs, jobs, jobs” back to the country, his ongoing war with the “fake news” media publishing biased and inaccurate stories, and the need to keep “evil” out of the country by addressing the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism.

It’s no secret that The Post doesn’t appear to be particularly fond of the new president and has made its rallying cry a fight against allowing democracy to “die in darkness” during the Trump administration.

Jonathan Easley, a reporter for The Hill, tweeted Friday in response to The Post’s video, saying, “WaPo getting kids to mockingly sing Trump’s tweets seems needlessly antagonistic and a dumb move right now.”

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