Fiona Apple has made no secret of her dislike for Donald Trump in the past. Now, she’s teamed up with composer Michael Whalen to give us all a little reminder of exactly where she stands, delivering a protest chant written for the Women’s March on Washington that is taking place in D.C. on January 21, the day after the President-elect’s inauguration.
Over the recent holiday season, Apple shared the wonderfully festive Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire, a take on Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song which included lyrics such as: “Everybody knows some money and entitlement can help to make the season white/Mothers of color with their kids out of sight will find it hard to sleep at night.”
She performed the the song in a rare live appearance during a Standing Rock Benefit, which supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Now with his inauguration fast-approaching, the singer-songwriter has once again loaned her talents to the anti-Trump cause.
It seems that while Trump’s team had a hard time finding just about anyone to play at his inauguration (at the moment, it’s been confirmed that 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Jackie Evancho and Sam from Sam & Dave will be playing… as if anyone even knows who they are…), organisers of the Women’s March have estimated about 200,000 people have registered to take part in a protest that appears to inherently oppose just about everything Trump stands for.
The march is one that demonstrates a commitment to standing “in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
What better way to get the message across than to chant “We don’t want your tiny hands/Anywhere near our underpants” over and over. The song itself has been uploaded to SoundCloud and you can listen to it below. It’s sure to be damn sight better than having to sit through 3 Doors Down and watching Trump himself trying not to burst into flames as he places one of his decidedly tiny rat claws on the bible to be officially sworn in as the President of the United States.
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