After the Trump campaign used "Live and Let Die," the only more appropriate song may have been Alanis Morisette's "Ironic."
President Donald Trump has done very little to show he cares about the well-being of his constituents—continuing to hold campaign rallies around the nation in the middle of a global pandemic which is killing an average of 1,000 Americans a day. He was served a heavy dose of irony by whoever designed the playlist for his rally at a Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio.
Blasting through the speakers was the Guns N' Roses cover of the song "Live And Let Die" (originally penned for Paul McCartney And Wings for the James Bond film of the same name) which felt hauntingly appropriate to several onlookers.
The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio t… https://t.co/xnea5imgkM— Robert Mackey (@Robert Mackey)1596741380.0
I bet @axlrose is THRILLED with Live and Let Die being played at a Trump event. How tone deaf IS this orange muppet?!?— Erica (@Erica)1596746537.0
10,000 plus Americans were killed by #Covid19 and govt inaction over the last 10 days. A tone deaf White House pla… https://t.co/HWoNeifx84— Marc Perrone (@Marc Perrone)1596752101.0
Someone on 💩’s campaign team is horribly tone-deaf, opting to blast "Live and Let Die" before his Ohio event as ove… https://t.co/u4Q0rvGd9s— Stone (@Stone)1596750726.0
The United States has seen over 160,000 deaths from the ongoing pandemic. The death toll is projected to get as high as 300,000 by December unless circumstances change drastically.
The White House has been lax at best in its attempts to control and curb the pandemic, and Trump himself said the death toll "is what it is" in the now-infamous Axios interview in late July.
"They are dying, that's true, and you ha ... it is what it is. But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything we can. It's under control as much as you can control it."
@RobertMackey @chrislhayes You just can't make this up. If someone had said the WH was playing "Live and Let Die" d… https://t.co/yXlS0Qz3j3— RB (@RB)1596742820.0
So before trumps Nazi rally in Ohio today he had Live and Let Die blaring over the speaker system. 😣🤢😡— Frontal Lobotomy 🇨🇦 (@Frontal Lobotomy 🇨🇦)1596755985.0
"Live or Let Die" as Covid-19 ravages. At Trump's gathering in Ohio he played "Live or Let Die".— Ingrid Guthrie (@Ingrid Guthrie)1596805342.0
Adding to the drama, the Federal government has largely bungled its financial response to the pandemic, with Pandemic Unemployment Assistance allowed to expire and negotiations between parties collapsing while Trump attempted to bypass Congress with an executive order to garner sole credit.
The @RealDonaldTrump had @gunsnroses “Live and Let Die" play during his arrival at a campaign event in Ohio. He t… https://t.co/mVujFZljZL— Cary Elwes (@Cary Elwes)1596837861.0
Donnie using the GnR version of "Live and Let Die" in the middle of a pandemic that has killed nearly 160,000 citiz… https://t.co/HLQETVGBQO— Steven P. McLaughlin (@Steven P. McLaughlin)1596759203.0
@JoeBiden He literally played “Live and Let Die” at his Ohio event. That says everything.— buttonslives (@buttonslives)1596913283.0
The WH just played "Live and Let Die" during a F#CKING PANDEMIC IN WHICH THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING ABOUT TO STOP! THES… https://t.co/XibKf8guoF— Tryingtosurvivethepurge (@Tryingtosurvivethepurge)1596756629.0
"You used to say live and let live / You know you did...you know you did... you know you did / But if this ever changin' world / In which we live in / Makes you give in and cry / Say live and let die / Live and let die."
Those haunting lyrics seem to be reflecting the state of our society back at us.
Let's hope at some point the USA gets it together.