As you may have heard, Election Day is finally here, and the candidates have been out making their final appeals to voters.
Many believe these final moments can be just the thing to swing any last-minute undecided folks, so the messaging has to be on point—especially when you're behind in the polls.
So, naturally, President Trump decided to make his last campaign moment a video of him dancing to The Village People's "YMCA" in a way that makes your Dad's wedding moves look like Bruno Mars.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! https://t.co/85ySh1KYkh— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1604390228.0
It can never be said that the President isn't a showman.
But if we're being honest, there are so many layers of WTF to this it's difficult to know where to begin. Let's start with the song itself, which Trump has been using extensively this campaign season at his rallies.
"YMCA" is, of course, a novelty disco hit by The Village People, a group of gay men dressed as a leather daddy, a cowboy, and so on, from their 1978 album "Cruisin'," which is a gay slang term for going out to find a dude to have sex with. And its lyrics are about just that: chasing the blues away by having sex with dudes at the YMCA.
Not exactly on-brand for a presidential campaign of any kind, let alone a president who, say, banned transgender people from the military and rolled back workplace discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
Any way you slice it, It's an interesting choice.
Then, of course, there's the question of what final moment you want to leave your voters with before they go to the polls.
And one can't help but wonder why a sitting president would choose a video of himself not so much dancing as twitching and, like, punching the air? In a way that could at times be construed as sexual? While glowering?
To a song, we remind you, that is about gay sex at a YMCA?
Man, to think people dragged Hillary in 2016 for saying "Pokémon Go to the polls."
If we'd only known.
Anyway, if you are feeling similarly WTF in the aftermath of this very strange video, you are not alone: Twitter basically had a meltdown.
@realDonaldTrump lay off the nose candy and get some sleep already, Cokey McAdderall— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1604390391.0
I'm sorry to inflict this but his signature dance move looks like he's giving two simultaneous handies. To the tune… https://t.co/IAtmZS8d9g— Mask wearing and still pretty distant Tom Tomorrow (@Mask wearing and still pretty distant Tom Tomorrow)1604405009.0
@realDonaldTrump You're a sociopath. It will be an honor to vote you out.— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1604414768.0
At 3am Spanky thought posting a montage of him “dancing” to YMCA was a good idea. 🤔 https://t.co/ODM8Qx7vxC— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@Hoodlum 🇺🇸)1604402533.0
Trump thinks his dancing to YMCA makes a fun campaign ad. He is dancing on the graves of those lost due to his mali… https://t.co/Hu1g0eGcJL— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1604410370.0
ngl refusing to do the YMCA dance and instead jerking off twin air dicks repeatedly TO the YMCA song at every singl… https://t.co/OUCCzGW4db— ben mekler (@ben mekler)1604415418.0
Has any reporter ever asked him “Sir, do you have any idea what the song YMCA is actually about?” https://t.co/o5wJdfJm0K— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1604418123.0
I’m wide awake with YMCA in my head. Anyone else?— Courtney Holland VOTE 🇺🇸 (@Courtney Holland VOTE 🇺🇸)1604389962.0
It's taken 4 years, the worst presidency in history, uncountable lies, mistakes and racism but @realDonaldTrump has… https://t.co/BLoclXzod6— /// GREG⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️YNWA CHAMP19NS /// (@/// GREG⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️YNWA CHAMP19NS ///)1604399480.0
Y.M.C.A (Village People) (.."It's fun to stay at the YMCA..") It’s fun to walk when there’s No bus today It’s fun… https://t.co/Pr9EMb7fDy— Tomi T Ahonen (@Tomi T Ahonen)1604403125.0
If we think too deeply about this we might break our brains so let's just assume he's a huge Elaine from Seinfeld fan and leave it at that.
Today is stressful enough already!