Former President Donald Trump faced the music at a campaign rally in Iowa — and the irony was overdone. (Check out the video below.)
As Trump took the stage, the lyrics to the song “One Could End Up Going To Prison, One Just Could Be President” from Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in AmericaTrump clenched his fist after “prison,” but likely didn’t hear the words.
Politico’s Natalie Allison Posted A video of the moment online noting that all Republican presidential candidates are also in attendance at the Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines walked towards parts of the same song.
But the timing seemed too perfect. HuffPost has reached out to Trump’s camp for comment.
The threat of jail time for Trump, the Republican front runner, has increased this week. Special Counsel Jack Smith was investigating three other offenses in a case involving Trump’s handling of classified documents.
Trump was also charged in connection with paying hush money to a porn star. At the same time, he faces possible legal danger over his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 elections linked to the January 6, 2021 uprising and his alleged pressure on Georgian officials to recoup his loss in the state.
Walk-on music has been controversial for Trump before. In September 2020, he left Air Force One and heard the Creedence Clearwater Revival protest anthem “Fortunate Son,” a song that highlights the ability of the privileged to avoid the Vietnam War while the less fortunate could not.
Born into a wealthy family, Trump was labeled a conscientious objector for claiming foot bone spurs that allowed him to skip military service.