The Washington Post recently published a recording of President Trump pressuring Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to overturn Biden's win in the state by "finding" over 11,000 votes.
The Washington Post obtained a recording of Trump urging Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn… https://t.co/IapUI66UQy— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1609698599.0
The recording, which many saw as an unprecedented assault against the Democratic process, was quickly circulated and meme-ified on social media.
It wasn't long before a creative soul turned one of the recording's most damning passages into a snippet from the hit musical Rent.
Trump asks for 11,780 votes, but it's to the tune of the Rent song https://t.co/EkyH5fTwAw— The Gregory Brothers (@The Gregory Brothers)1609704112.0
Twitter loved this remix as much as anyone could love a recording of the President trying to steal an election.
@gregorybrothers @RexChapman I'm laughing but also crying...— 🌸🍃Ash at home😷🍃🌸 (@🌸🍃Ash at home😷🍃🌸)1609710705.0
I think it’s safe to say that Jonathan Larson would have been very proud. He was intensely political, and would hav… https://t.co/xj9UuUFuWf— Anthony Rapp Voted for Biden Black Lives Matter (@Anthony Rapp Voted for Biden Black Lives Matter)1609727815.0
@gregorybrothers @RexChapman I’m gonna be singing 11,870 votes all day.— Steven Pasley (@Steven Pasley)1609704364.0
Some felt the highlight of the single was Raffensperger's unamused "no."
@gregorybrothers @RexChapman "I want to find 11 780 votes..." https://t.co/8y9NfQUAT1— Luke 🔞 (@Luke 🔞)1609709113.0
@gregorybrothers @RexChapman I love the deadpan "no." 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Steve Richards (@Steve Richards)1609709058.0
@gregorybrothers @RexChapman OMG. WHO MADE THIS? I am laughing so hard. Thank you. Totally brilliant.— Lisa Grace (@Lisa Grace)1609707281.0
The autotuned song was an undeniable hit!
@gregorybrothers https://t.co/zBlSY3SKI3— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes)1609704554.0
@AkilahObviously Nixon's just lucky we couldn't make him sing Loverly or something— The Gregory Brothers (@The Gregory Brothers)1609704803.0
On some corners of Twitter, people felt the President's attempts to overturn the election were too serious to joke about.
@gregorybrothers I don't think this is a laughing matter. This is a sitting president orchestrating a coup.— robot vulcano #NuncaMasDerechaNuncaMasDC (@robot vulcano #NuncaMasDerechaNuncaMasDC)1609726490.0
@gregorybrothers @jaketapper Dead. I am dead. 😂😂— Jo (@Jo)1609725910.0
But most people seemed to disagree with that assessment.
@gregorybrothers How about...FRRRRRRAAUUUUUUDDDDDDD!— WLUBD (@WLUBD)1609705105.0
@gregorybrothers @samriegel God I would love to see Trump in a musical— kindaran (WEAR A GODDAMN MASK) (@kindaran (WEAR A GODDAMN MASK))1609722857.0
President Trump's last months in office have been incredibly eventful but this Rent parody was probably a highlight for many.