As Donald Trump neared the end off his speech on Friday declaring a national emergency designed to enable him to order construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, he discussed how he expected to be sued over the declaration, and predicted that the case would ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Congress refused to allocate funds for the wall project, as Inquisitr reported earlier.
And while there was nothing remarkable about the content of Trump’s complaints about potential lawsuits, he delivered that part of his speech in what was widely described as a “sing song” voice that was noted even by the New York Post, a newspaper owned by Trump ally Rupert Murdoch.
The conservative site CNS News also noted Trump’s “sing song” cadence, quoting an excerpt from the speech and italicizing words on which Trump placed a musical emphasis.
“And we will then be sued; and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there. And we will possibly get a bad ruling; and then we’ll get another bad ruling; and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court,” Trump spoke, or perhaps sang, as transcribed by the conservative site.
Watch Trump’s “sing song” segment of his speech — without a musical backing track — in the video below.
But Twitter user Nick Lutsko, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based musician, apparently felt that Trump’s sing-song speech was not complete without that backing track, adding music and posting the video, which quickly went viral, on Twitter.
In fact, the music he added was from the classic ragtime tune “The Entertainer,” composed in 1902 by Scott Joplin, according to Songfacts. “The Entertainer” later enjoyed a second round of popularity when it was used as the theme song for the 1974 Oscar-winning film for best picture, The Sting, per IMDB.
Lutsko posted the results of his musical enhancement to Trump’s “sing song” speech on Twitter.
Struggling to get through "The Entertainer" pic.twitter.com/cz0XZhIpPa
— Nick Lutsko (@NickLutsko) February 15, 2019
But it wasn’t only Lutsko who set Trump’s speech to music. Taking a more contemporary approach. Twitter users The Gregory Brothers modified Trump’s voice with a software “tuning” program and set the speech excerpt to the musical back of the Ed Sheehan hit “Shape of You.”
— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) February 15, 2019
Other Twitter users could not restrain themselves from making their own quips about Trump’s odd singing portion of his speech.
Recent presidential history of singing at the podium:
Obama “Amazing Grace”
Trump “The inevitable legal challenges and appeals process for my national emergency declaration”
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) February 15, 2019
Trump has a song about the 9th Circuit apparently
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) February 15, 2019
OMFG Trump is singing (sort of) about losing in the lower courts.
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) February 15, 2019
I'm not sure why he's singing… But if he walls as good as he cadences, then I think we'll soon be seeing thirty sandbags in a line with gold letters above them spelling out Trump Freedom Wall. https://t.co/bu4j1TGqGK
— Spooky Noises (@danyultompsun) February 16, 2019
Hey, News … ?
PLAY that sing-song get-a-bad-ruling part of Trump's maniac speech today ONE MORE TIME, MOTHERF***ER! pic.twitter.com/UqK1qdwBFR
— Steven Bost (@StevenBost1) February 16, 2019
Shortly after ending his sing song segment about being sued over the national emergency, Trump appeared to undermine his own case for declaring an “emergency” over the border wall, telling a reporter, “I didn’t need to do this,” referring to the “emergency,” as Inquisitr noted earlier.