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Anti-Trump Playlist: 43 Songs About the Unhinged, Unprecedented 45th American President

Updated on May 4, 2017
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FlourishAnyway thinks it's possible Donald Trump could be the anti-Christ, or maybe a reincarnation of Hitler or Mussolini.

Yep, Here's Our Tweeter-in-Chief

Love him or hate him, Trump is our President for the next four years. You might as well enjoy some pop, rock and country songs about the unhinged, unprecedented, unapologetic Commander-in-Chief.
Love him or hate him, Trump is our President for the next four years. You might as well enjoy some pop, rock and country songs about the unhinged, unprecedented, unapologetic Commander-in-Chief. | Source

Reality Star-In-Chief

Yep, we've got him for four years, maybe longer (unless his uneven temperament, ethics, or poor health habits get the best of him first).

Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he's sure not boring. Since he's President now, we might as well enjoy what we can about having him run our country. Hopefully it won't be into the ground.

Enjoy a Trump playlist about the unlikely, unhinged, unprecedented, and unapologetic reality star-in-Chief. We've got some songs to start you out.

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1. "It's the End of the World As We Know It" by R.E.M. (1987)

Trump's a classic story of, "Be careful of what you ask for because you just might get it." Hey, thanks Electoral College; people who didn't vote; poor, white males; evangelicals who sold their souls and old people.

When the Tweeter-in-Chief starts World War III over a personal comment he finds offensive, none of us will care who we voted for anyway.

Trumptastic Lyrics:

Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched.

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2. "Smarter Than U" by The Undertones (1978)

Trump will tell you, "I'm, like, a really smart person." He'll also tell you that he knows a lot about hacking, knows more than the generals, and that he alone can fix America. And that's because in his own mind he's Trumptastically

Smarter than you.
Can't you see I'm
Smarter.

Now I've known some very, very, very brilliant people in my life, and none of them needed to proclaim how smart they were. And most of them could think of synonyms for "very, very, very," too.

Trump has to constantly remind us of his superior intelligence, lest we fail to notice. (Look at his grammar and his very, very, very simple word usage. Add to that his short attention span. That should clue you in: he may have business savvy or be gutsy, but he's not the smarty pants that he alleges.)

Hey, Donald, Here Are 30 Synonyms For "Very, Very, Very"

Use One of These
Or These
Or Even These
extremely
exceedingly
particularly
remarkably
highly
extraordinarily
immensely
especially
tremendously
acutely
unusually
mightily
truly
awfully
terribly
ever so
hugely
inordinately
uncommonly
terrifically
intensely
damned
supremely
abundantly
majorly
highly
greatly
deeply
profoundly
eminently
Pick any one of them to switch it up once in a while. Of course, context matters.

3. "Dangerously" by Charlie Puth (2016)

Trump claimed the media was biased against him. In actuality, they were illicit lovers caught in a dangerous relationship of mutual necessity. The media held a lovefest for the reality television star who claimed that all news coverage was positive.

The news outlets failed to fully vet him as a serious candidate. They didn't pursue the issues of conflicts of interest and unfit temperament hard enough or early enough to make a difference.

Now we'll hear them singing about President Trump, "This is gonna hurt, but I blame myself first, 'cause I ignored the truth."

4. "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays (1973)

If it weren't for his money, we'd think Trump was just another loud-mouthed bully loser on Twitter who doesn't pay his taxes and says rude things about women, minorities and people with disabilities. But because of the almighty buck, we give him a free pass.

Trumptastic lyrics:

For the love of money
People will steal from their mother.
For the love of money
People will rob their own brother.
For the love of money.

5. "Cherry Pie" by Warrant (1990)

Donald, who is 70 years old, doesn't hide that he likes awfully young women. His first marriage was to Ivana, who was only three years his junior. Then he traded her in for a newer model, Marla Maples, who was 17 years younger than he was.

His current wife, Melania, is 24 years his junior. Trump famously said, “You know, it really doesn`t matter what (the media) write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

He doesn't hide that he likes them young either. In 1992, he told two 14-year old girls, "Wow! Just think—in a couple of years I’ll be dating you." And in the same year, he said about a 10-year old, "I'm gonna be dating her in ten years." Eww. Just eww.

He's also made a series of cringe-worthy comments about how hot his daughter, Ivanka, is and how if she weren't his daughter perhaps he'd be dating her. Dude, what's wrong with you? Here's to the creepy old man who likes much younger women.

Trumpster lyrics:

She's my cherry pie
Put a smile on your face
Ten miles wide
Looks so good
Bring a tear to your eye
Sweet cherry pie.

6. "Another Brick In the Wall" by Pink Floyd (1979)

Here's a shout out to that YUGE, infamous wall the new President is going to build. And don't forget that Mexico is supposedly going to pay for it. It's also a shout out to the uneducated. Trump says he LOVES the uneducated.

Trumptastic lyrics:

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey, teachers leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

7. "I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton (1973)

Donald Trump alleges he has a gun permit and shoots guns, although I personally can't see it. He also says he will be the law and order President. This prompted some people to claim he's been "dog whistling" to the alt-right, stirring up the gun lobby, and taking a firm stance against the Black Lives Matter movement.

Trumptastic lyrics:

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense.

8. "Crazy" by Aerosmith (1993)

Psychologists aptly warned the public before the election that Trump was the poster child for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. NPD is characterized by:

  • an inflated sense of self-importance
  • a striking lack of empathy
  • a fragile self-esteem that is hypersensitive to criticism and
  • a compelling need for admiration from others.

Nailed it, huh? NPD could help explain his need to Tweet at 3 a.m. and answer every last criticism instead of letting some comments roll off.

Narcissist-in-Chief lyrics:

Crazy, crazy, crazy, I go crazy.

9. "What Do Ya Think About That" by Montgomery Gentry (2006)

Our 45th President is hypersensitive to criticism, and he isn't one to take advice. He says what he thinks and just blurts out what's on his mind, no filter needed. Verbal diarrhea. Case in point: his bromances with Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange.

Trumptastic lyrics:

Some people care about what other people think
Worry about what they say.
Let a little gossip
Coming from a loose lip ruin a perfect day.
Sayin', "Blah, Blah, Blah," just a-jacking their jaws
Got a-letta roll off-a my back.
I don't give a dern what other people think.
What do ya think about that?

10. "Angel In the Centerfold" by J. Geils Band (1981)

For Melania. Because nothing says "First Lady" like racy girl-on-girl photos. Hey, keep it classy, Melania.

"When somebody challenges you, fight back.  Be brutal, be tough." - Donald Trump
"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough." - Donald Trump | Source

11. "Americano" by Lady Gaga (2011)

Who can forget Donald Trump chowing down on his taco bowl on Cinco de Mayo? Or referring to Mexicans as criminals and rapists? Isn't this what really bad political cartoons are made of?

Trumptastic lyrics:

I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano (La-la-la-la-la-la)

12. "I'm A White Boy" by Merle Haggard (1977)

Unnecessarily devisive at best. Not exactly a friend to diversity. His Presidential Cabinet is the definition of the rich OLD (white) boy's club.

But wait. To be fair, he does have Omarosa on his team somewhere, and she's black. Then Ben Carson's gonna take care of public housing, since Trump assumes he grew up in it and knows a lot about it. Let's leave it at that.

Trumptastic lyrics:

Well, I've said a few things, and I'll admit it
If you wanna get ahead you gotta hump and get it
I'm a white boy lookin' for a place to do my thing.

"I don't make deals for the money.  I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it to do it." - Donald Trump
"I don't make deals for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it to do it." - Donald Trump | Source

13. "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth (2016)

Give the new Commander-in-Chief credit. He made a lot of promises. He's gonna make America great again. He's even pledged to install a complaint hotline for veterans in the White House. (What's that number now?)

Veterans will have a direct line to Trump because he promises to sacrifice his Twitter time and be "busy at night" personally answering veterans' phone calls. "This will take the place of Twitter," he claims.

Trumptastic lyrics:

I'm only one call away
I'll be there to save the day.
Superman got nothing on me
I'm only one call away.

14. "Trailerhood" by Toby Keith (2010)

It's not genius, but it'll certainly go down in history. How an alleged billionaire whose bathroom fixtures are 24k gold could capture the trailerhood demographic ... who knows?

The Donald has probably never stepped foot in a genuine mobile trailer home, and he probably couldn't hold a 10-minute conversation with an authentic redneck. But here's a nod to the crowd who lives in single and double-wide manufactured home communities. They keep it real.

Trumptastic lyrics:

It's a little piece of paradise way out here in the woods
There's always something going on down in the trailerhood.

15. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984)

Both Bernie and Trump tapped into a deep vein of anger, only Trump's was a different shade of irrate, and he was able to mobilize his people to specific action. Now let's see if he can deliver on the drain the swamp promise. Or, in the end will the joke be on his voters?

Trumptastic lyrics:

Oh, we're not gonna take it!
No, we ain't gonna take it!
Oh, we're not gonna take it anymore!

"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find  his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money." - Donald Trump describing himself in the third person
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money." - Donald Trump describing himself in the third person | Source

16. "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZTop (1983)

The Billionaire-in-Chief has always enjoyed his own looks. He's claimed that every woman on the Apprentice was attracted to him. Seriously.

The word is that women fall all over themselves for comb overs, mullets and pursed little bow-shaped mouths that spout naughty words ... as long as you dress up the man sporting them in an expensive suit.

Trumptastic lyrics:

They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.

17. "The Man" by Aloe Blacc (2013)

Yep, he's the man alright.

Trumptastic lyrics:

I believe every lie that I ever told
Paid for every heart that I ever stole
I played my cards and I didn't fold
Well it ain't that hard when you got soul (this is my world).

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big." - Donald Trump
"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big." - Donald Trump | Source

18. "You're Simply the Best" by Tina Turner (1989)

Can't you envision the Trumpster in his dressing room in front of his full-length mirror singing this song to himself and doing his happy dance as he psychs himself up for his day?

Trumptastic lyrics:

You're simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone I've ever met.

19. "Always Tell the Voters What the Voter Wants to Hear" by Chumbawamba (1987)

Although this is a British song, when it comes to dirty lying politicians who make empty promises, there are no boundaries.

Trumptastic lyrics:

You want jobs? I've got jobs!
Hospitals? Top of my list!
Tax cuts and platform shoes
For every small businessman
Just give me your vote.

20. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John (1976)

Although he is desperate to have people admire him, Trump is not a man who apologizes. For anything. And there's plenty of transgressions to apologize for.

It's going to take the entire right wing conservative Christian movement to get this man into Heaven. Just sayin'.

Trumptastic lyrics:

It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over
Oh, it seems to me
That "sorry" seems to be the hardest word.

"Do you mind if I sit back a little?  Because your breath is very bad." - Donald Trump
"Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad." - Donald Trump | Source

Even More Songs For the Unhinged, Unprecedented Donald Trump

Songs & Year Released
Artist
Trumptastic Lyrics
21. Applause (2013)
Lady Gaga
I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong / To crash the critic saying, "Is it right or is it wrong?" / If only fame had an i.v., baby could I bear / Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here
22. I Did It My Way (1969)
Frank Sinatra
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew / When I bit off more than I could chew / But through it all, when there was doubt / I ate it up and spit it out / I faced it all and I stood tall / And did it my way
23. Shame, Shame, Shame (1974)
Shirley & Company
It's a shame, shame, shame / Shame, shame, shame / Shame, shame on you
24. Back In the USSR (1968)
The Beatles
Come and keep your comrade warm / I'm back in the USSR
25. It's the Final Countdown (1986)
Europe
I guess there is no one to blame / We're leaving ground (leaving ground) / Will things ever be the same again?
26. I'm Too Sexy (1992)
Right Said Fred
I'm too sexy for my shirt / Too sexy for my shirt / So sexy it hurts
27. Promises, Promises (1983)
Naked Eyes
You made me promises, promises / Knowing I'd believe / Promises, promises / You knew you'd never keep
28. Highway to Hell (1979)
AC/DC
Takin' everythin' in my stride / Don't need reason / Don't need rhyme / Ain't nothin' that I'd rather do / Goin' down / Party time / My friends are gonna be there too
29.Can't Tell Me Nothin' (2007)
Kanye West
I told God I'd be back in a second / Man, it's so hard not to act reckless
30. Sh*tlist (1992)
L7
When I get mad and I get pissed / I grab my pen and I write out a list / Of all the people who won't be missed / You've made my sh*tlist
31. Money Power Glory (2014)
Lana Del Rey
I want money, power and glory / I want money and all your power, all your glory / Hallelujah, I wanna take you for all that you got
32. Unhinged (2016)
Nick Jonas
Right now my head / Isn't screwed on right / And I can't decide what I want
33. I Told You I Was Mean (2015)
Elle King
I lied to you / I never cried for you / I swear that I tried to / But I had better things to do
34. Everybody Loves Me (2009)
OneRepublic
Don't need my health / Got my name and got my wealth / I stare at the sun / Just for kicks all by myself / I lose track of time / So I might be past my prime / But I'm feeling oh, so good
35. Oh, Lord It's Hard To Be Humble (1980)
Mac Davis
Oh, Lord it's hard to be humble / When you're perfect in every way.
36. That Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady (1975)
Helen Reddy
That ain't no way to treat a lady, no way / To treat your baby, your woman, your friend
37. The World's Greatest (2003)
R. Kelly
I'm that star up in the sky / I'm that mountain peak up high / Hey, I made it / I'm the world's greatest
38. Bad Blood
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Now we've got problems / And I don't think we can solve 'em / You made a really deep cut / And baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!
39. Gimme Some Truth (1971)
John Lennon
I've had enough of watching scenes from / Schizophrenic egocentric paranoiac prima donnas / All I want is the truth just give me some truth
40. If Your Lips Are Movin' (2015)
Meghan Trainor
If your lips are moving, then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby
41. That's What Makes Us Great (2017)
Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky
Don’t tell me a lie / And sell it as a fact / I’ve been down that road before / And I ain’t goin’ back
42. Heart of Stone (1964)
The Rolling Stones
I ain't got no love, I ain't the kind to meet / 'Cause you'll never break, never break, never break, never break / This heart of stone
43. Nasty (1986)
Janet Jackson
Nasty boys, don't ever change, huh / Oh, you nasty boys
Know a song that deserves to be on this Donald Trump Playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

What's In a Name? Locations With Names Associated With Donald Trump

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A markerBully, France -
69210 Bully, France
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B markerCape Deceit, Alaska, USA -
Cape Deceit, Deering, AK 99736, USA
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C markerFinger, Tennessee, USA -
Finger, TN 38334, USA
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A very SMALL town (population approximately 300) in western Tennessee.

D markerPussy, France -
Pussy, 73260 La Léchère, France
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Yep, it's a REAL place.

E markerPromise, Oregon, USA -
Promise, OR 97885, USA
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F markerEgo, Gabon -
Ego, Gabon
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G markerMullet, Albania -
Mullet, Albania
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H markerRedhead, Australia -
Redhead NSW 2290, Australia
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I markerLoud Township, Michigan, USA -
Loud Township, MI, USA
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J markerVanity Lakes, Idaho, USA -
Vanity Lakes, Idaho 83278, USA
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It will be okay.  I think.
It will be okay. I think. | Source

Even More Locations With Names Associated With Donald Trump

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A markerHasty, Arkansas, USA -
Hasty, AR 72601, USA
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B markerBragg, West Virginia, USA -
Bragg, 3, WV 25918, USA
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C markerDrain, Oregon, USA -
Drain, OR, USA
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D markerCrazy Man Mountain, Washington, USA -
Crazy Man Mountain, Washington 98564, USA
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E markerDroop, West Virginia, USA -
Droop, WV 24966, USA
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F markerEmigrant Trail, California, USA -
Emigrant Trail, California, USA
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G markerFat Alley, California, USA -
Fat Alley, Sacramento, CA, USA
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H markerSwearing Creek, North Carolina, USA -
Swearing Creek, Lexington, NC, USA
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I markerTwisted River, Texas, USA -
Twisted River, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA
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J markerWall, SD, USA -
Wall, SD 57790, USA
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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      Thank you, dear Mona. He is a really really really bad hombre. Have a great week.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 5 weeks ago from Philippines

      Hi Flourish Anyway, I badly needed a reason to laugh, and this fit the bill perfectly. Love it. If I knew how to vote up, I would vote this up.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      GalaxyRat - The main trouble is finding songs about rats that aren't negative (knowing how much you love rats)!

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      GalaxyRat 5 weeks ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Thanks. I know there's not many songs like that, but thanks for the consideration!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      GalaxyRat - Thanks for taking a look at the playlist about our soon-to-be ex-president. I appreciate you! I'm not sure how many songs are about rats. I will mull it over.

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      GalaxyRat 5 weeks ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I wanted to comment again. Just wanted to say I showed this to my brother... he was smiling, and that's the good way. Maybe you could make a playlist for rats or rodents? Just a suggestion!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

      Patty - How eloquently said. The far right has made a deal with the devil in electing this man.

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      Patty Inglish 7 weeks ago from North America

      Hello! Interesting list, for sure.

      Trump seems to be running the country as he does his businesses - ruthlessly, letting what he calls failures (individuals and groups like the uninsured, ideas, laws, and companies) drop by the wayside after "You're fired!" and picking up new ones in the quest for conquest and money. Good for making a business lucrative no matter what, but bad for people.

      It is no wonder that so many Americans hate the concept of "business." And, since he panders to the particular group among the far Christian Right members who are against helping anyone and love doing name-calling and lifting their noses in the air at the needy, no wonder a large number of Americans do not want to become Christian. I pray that the Holy Spirit intervenes to remove this obstacle in my witnessing.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

      Shyron - He's very twisted, my dear sister. haha I really hope we'll eventually be singing "Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"

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      Shyron E Shenko 7 weeks ago from Texas

      I have not thought of additional songs for this one. On second thought "Second Fiddle" would work.

      Maybe "For Every Lie You Tell You're Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry"

      Loved Twisted Sister

      Blessings my friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

      MontanaTroyBrooks - Indeed it did. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Troy Brooks 7 weeks ago from Stevensville, MT

      Well, I'll be danged...A lot of time went into that.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

      GalaxyRat - I'm glad this gave you a chuckle. I have a daughter who is 17 and I tell her to hang on to her hat if they repeal Roe v. Wade. She rolls her eyes at my Nasty Woman shirt, but he so disrespects women. Thanks for reading!

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      GalaxyRat 7 weeks ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Ha! I, even though I'm not old enough to vote, kinda support Trump. I want America back the way it was (although I don't remember what that use to be like. Remember, I'm YOUNG). Really made me laugh!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Audrey - Thank you. We've taken such a wrong turn with this guy. Laughing at the situation keeps me from crying. I appreciate your reading along.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Laughter is indeed the best medicine and this hilarious playlist hits the spot! I so needed this. Thanks so much.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      DICESI - Thank you! This is one of my few playlists that HP has declined to put on a niche site. I could've just pointed people to my bully, liar, and narcissist playlists but hey, he warrants one all his own.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Audrey - You must be like me -- I've put on my uterus hat, grabbed some ice cream and Oreos and headed for hibernation until this nighmare is over. We will soon discover that all this is so much worse and more complicated than anyone ever believed.

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      Dicesi 3 months ago from New York

      I love the list. I think it literally displays exactly who Trump is!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 months ago from California

      Oh Flourish I think you just made not only my day, but my month! I am so distraught most of the time over 45 that I want to scream--this made me laugh--every day I read the news waiting for the next debacle--

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Alun - Thank you so much for your high quality comment. I'm so worried about the state of the mess we are in. I can only hope the hands of history will intervene and do away with him. I catch up with what's going on with this Russian scandal and the collusion that is alleged, and it looks like so many arrows point to Russia's influence. The truth will come out, but it will be an anguished process, like passing a kidney stone the size of a grapefruit. We did this to ourselves, sadly. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that the thing about common sense is it's not too common. And as a result, we have Trump as the leader of the free world.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 3 months ago from Essex, UK

      When I read any article which can loosely be described as 'political' I am always wary of allowing my own political leanings cloud my judgement of the writing. But with this article there's no dilemma - I can agree with both the sentiments expressed AND the quality of the article. It must have taken a lot of time to come up with the song choices but they are pertinent and funny.

      How did it happen that Donald Trump got elected? It is bizarre, and a lesson to us all that we can never take common sense for granted. Since his inauguration, he has done nothing to ease the fears, and nothing to alleviate the bemusement in the rest of the free-thinking world. You list 40 songs, and these plus your own words incorporate more than 40 distinct negatives about Mr Trump. But another 40 could easily be added! :)

      I must say also it's a relief to see many familiar names among the commenters! Glad that many of the hubbers I respect the most are not only good writers, but have good judgement - both political and moral - too!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Nadine - Thanks for your comments. Donald Trump unfortunately is a misogynist, racist, xenophobe, narcissist, and pathological liar who cuddles up to Russians for money. We will be talking about this dark part of our history and terrible choice for decades to come. But that's my opinion.

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      Nadine May 3 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      This was the first article that I read about your new president. The reasons are that none of us in SA have any reasons to make any kind of comment about presidents when people read about ours...grrrrr...Enough said...We are all, most of us in SA, of a divided mind about Trump, so I chosen the third option in your poll. Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he's sure not boring, and he might just be the best person during these times. Who knows.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Shyron - I stepped back during the campaign and looked at everything he accused her of and it was strange. He played that childhood game of "I'm rubber, you're glue whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you" simply by accusing her of the same things she said he was (lying, war-mongering, crazy/unhinged, corrupt). He had an awful lot of help from the media who failed to question his candidacy adequately. They didn't vet him as they did any other candidate in history. I agree with you that he wants to roll back women's rights to an era when we were second-class citizens with few rights. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago from Texas

      I agree with CatherineGiordano, I feel that my friends who voted for trump are not as smart as I thought, but the republicans did a good job of vilifying Hillary. And where does trump want to take us? Back to when women couldn't vote.

      Blessings my friend

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Catherine - I'm glad others feel this way. We do need to remember that we aren't the minority, however. There were 3 million more of us who voted for her.

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      Catherine Giordano 3 months ago from Orlando Florida

      FlourishAway: I identified so much with your replay about not being able to see some people who supported Trump in the same way. I discovered that some of my friends voted for Trump; I can't bear to talk to them anymore. I feel betrayed. We don't have the same values as I thought we did. What's worse, I now wonder which of my other friends "betrayed" me. I don't want to know; it hurts too much. Keep up your good work.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Nell - At least you have healthcare, huh? By the time this is over with, many Americans may get just what they voted for.

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      Nell Rose 3 months ago from England

      LOL! love the title! and the songs made me laugh too! to be honest living in England I am just a bit bewildered by the whole thing! is he good? is he bad? is he nuts? who knows? just gotta wait and see! great article!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Catherine - I am seriously bummed, too. Long term depressed or disillusioned doesn't begin to describe it. I look at neighbors who had Trump signs in their yard or people who wore his hats and shirts or stuck those ugly bumper stickers on their pickup trucks, and I will never see them the same way. No, it will not end well at all. We have ventured down a dangerous path.

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      Catherine Giordano 4 months ago from Orlando Florida

      "It's the End of the World as We Know It" sums up how I feel. It could literally be the end of the world. This will not end well.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Dolores - Glad you enjoyed it as much as I liked writing it. Have a Trumptastic week. I'm sure your week will be a whole lot better than his, if last week is any indication of how things are going for him.

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      Dolores Monet 4 months ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Flourish - I always enjoy your song lists and this was no exception. This was so clever and had me chuckling. Well chosen songs.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Mona - Your perceptions about Trump align with mine. There are some people who cannot be counseled, coached, taught, inspired, or persuaded unless you appeal directly to their massive egos. It usually ends up being the cause of their ruin. Those are mighty big stakes, unfortunately. I love how Alec Baldwin has the Narcissist In Chief perfectly parodied on Saturday Night Live. Thanks for reading and for your kind support.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 4 months ago from Philippines

      I love this article. Trump is pretty hard to bear, but he is the reality now. My hope lies in the people and that in two years they may vote in more independent congressional leaders. Trump is one president who needs checks and balances. My fear is that Trump's vulnerabilities are so transparent. Leaders of enemy countries can take advantage of these vulnerabilities, push his buttons to make him do what they want him to do. I love your list of songs. And to think one of them was the song he danced to when he became president. How much more spot on could you be?

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Patricia - The psychologist in me can tell you that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Given that and his remarkable lack of self-control, his odds look mighty dim. But I do appreciate you reading and commenting! And I need those angels. We all do.

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      Patricia Scott 4 months ago from sunny Florida

      May he find a way to become the leader we need.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning....ps

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Frances - This one just spilled out and I'd like to think I was creative with it ... which is why it is so darn frustrating that HubPages won't put it on a niche site. Thank you for your encouragement and for sharing it.

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      Frances Metcalfe 4 months ago from The Limousin, France

      Hello Flourish - I am wiping the tears away fro my cheeks, such was the laughter you induced. This is simply brilliant - must have taken you ages to write, fantastically researched, and is just on the button. The worrying thing is, of course, it's not fiction, this president. I couldn't believe it the night he got elected, hard on the heels of Brexit. Bad things come in threes? Hope not for the world's sake. Going to put this hub up on Facebook. Everyone should read it! Fantastic work.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      Coffeequeeen - Thank you for the kind compliment. HubPages is too afraid to put it on Soapboxie or Spinditty (rejected). So I'm hoping the organic traffic will make up for it. I appreciate your stopping by.

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      Louise Powles 4 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I loved reading your hub. Such a detailed, informative and funny piece of writing. It's a worrying time ahead I think, but he'll certainly make it an interesting ride!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      bravewarrior - Sha, we see eye to eye. This nitwit is a bully, not a leader. I think he will flame out pretty quickly when he is exposed. I don't see him as a legitimate leader of any kind. I am glad to see you back and hope that your new year is filled with awesomeness!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Flourish, I apologize for not commenting on your hubs lately. I absolutely love them, but they take time to read, so I'm kinda stockpiling them for another day. However, I just HAD to take a look at this one. I love your list and love your commentaries!

      One of the things that struck me about Trump during the debates is how crude and uneducated he comes off. His vocabulary is extremely limited and he punctuates each sentence with "believe me". Why the hell should I believe you, Rump - I mean Trump?

      His inauguration is two days away. What will become of us????

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      John Hansen 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      You did a great job choosing these songs, Flourish. I love R.E.M. so 'It's the End of the World" gets top marks. (I hope it's not though) and "Always Tell the Voters What the Voter Wants to Hear" by Chumbawamba is very appropriate.

      This brought a smile to my face and you lightened a very serious matter. Time will tell I guess. I hope his time as president surprises us in a good way.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Gypsy Rose Lee - I sure wish you'd write one of your lovely poems about the situation. The man is a narcissist and now he endangers the entire world.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      I am very worried about my homeland because I want a homeland to visit or return to and Trump might just throw it all away. I think this conversation might be appropriated from the original Dracula. If I were to speak to Trump today

      About the world in general

      Me "They're all crazy except for you and me and sometimes I have my doubts about you".

      Once we see how things go I have a question -

      Is it possible to impeach and commit the President of the US?

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Jo - I have a tough time thinking about him nearly any time of day. It's so hard to turn the news on because reporting on the coming idiot-ocracy is all you get. Turn your thoughts to better things and your feeling of luck will return.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Bill - Interesting indeed! Let the games begin. I guess they already have, huh? Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. This really is hilarious. Great choice of songs that certainly fit the personality of Mr. Trump. Never did I imagine that he would win the election? Go figure. Now that we are stuck with him I suppose anything goes. It will certainly be an interesting four years.

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      jo miller 5 months ago from Tennessee

      A short while ago I was feeling lucky after reading your 'lucky' playlist. Now I'm depressed again. I have a hard time thinking about Trump first thing in the morning.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Suhail - So glad you enjoyed this. We truly did this to ourselves, but I sure hope we can manage to prevent him from unending everything. Perhaps there will be an important movement to get him out of office, or a new code of civility as a backlash to his ugliness. Have a wonderful week with your dog, K2.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 5 months ago from Mississauga, ON

      FlourishAnyway,

      This list reflects wits and wisdom both LOL! I loved it.

      #3 basically sums up my take on his election to power.

      And btw, this list of yours has many more songs from the music genre I am hooked on as compared to any previous list.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for the kind words. Joe Biden recently commented that it hasn't been this bad since the 1960s when both Kennedys and MLK died but that we got through that and would survive this as well. Have a great week and stay warm!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Martie - Can't you envision the Tweeter in Chief sitting on his royal throne at 3 a.m. Tweeting away? We'll make it through this ethical, humanistic mess somehow. Thanks for reading. Have a glorious week ahead!

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      Linda Crampton 5 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love this article, Flourish! It's witty and interesting, like all your playlist hubs. It's also humorous. The points that you've raised about the next president's character are worrying as well as funny, though. I hope the future is not as bad as I fear.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Martie - We must make sure it's only four! Have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by!

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      Martie Coetser 5 months ago from South Africa

      Tweeter-in-Chief! Hahaha!

      Excellent Donald Trump Playlist! You have a couple of my favorites in here.

      Well, this is going to be a 4 years reality show not to be missed. Hope we'll all survive ten times wiser :)

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Oztinato - Oh, how I hope you are wrong, but we fear the same thing. Thank you for sharing your perspective.

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      Oztinato 5 months ago from Australia

      PS

      from a spiritual point of view there are really eerie parallels with the most disastrous prophecies about such a time in history.

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      Oztinato 5 months ago

      Well thanks for a great Hub about Donald.

      It's now clear that the Russians hacked the election in Donald's favor. The USA's own intelligence agencies have agreed on this. Its not a liberal plot. This totally explains why Donald is where he is.

      Unfortunately for the entire world, you can't run a superpower like the Jerry Springer Show.

      Jokes aside, we are looking at the advent of the First Nuclear War. Hopefully it will be limited. Probably a nuke or two from North Korea into the USA followed by the total wipe out of North Korea and gross pollution to poor South Korea.

      Of course it's wide open. Russian making a Pact with China for example and forcing the USA permanently into a minor international role.

      OK, let's all wait and see if you can run the USA like the Jerry Springer Show.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Heidi - It would probably have to be a country DJ because most others would likely refuse the gig. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend in blustery Chicago. We're getting snow here this weekend which is atypical. Stay warm!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Genna - I love your quote about having to tell people what you are. Maybe we should help him out my generating a list of synonyms for "very, very, very" or "really, really" which he also uses frequently. I do wonder what on Earth we did to deserve Trump, what the purpose of it all is. I cringe when the news is on. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Bill - I hope someone realizes this twit is in over his head and we all retire him early. Thanks for reading, my friend. Have a good weekend!

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      Heidi Thorne 5 months ago from Chicago Area

      Oh my! Maybe they should have a DJ for the inaugural celebration and he could run through this playlist. :) I'm sure I'll think of some to add to the list. If I do, I'll check in again. Thanks for bringing the fun to even the most challenging of situations!

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      Genna East 5 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      As soon as I read the title, I began to chuckle. "This will be a good one," I thought. But all of your music hubs are amazing.

      "Now I've known some very, very, very brilliant people in my life, and none of them needed to proclaim how smart they were. And most of them could think of synonyms for "very, very, very," too." Your spot-on comment reminded me of something. I watched an episode of "Game of Thrones" the other night. Tywin Lannister remarked to his grandson, King Joffrey, "Any man who must say 'I am the true king' is no king."

      My favorite on your list is Elton John's "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word."

      The recent election results have thrown us all into the Twilight Zone of karma for some reason. I pray that the next one to four years (however long he manages to last in the Oval Office) will pass quickly.

      Have a great weekend. :-)

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      Bill Holland 5 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I was laughing tears when I read the title but then I thought WAIT...this isn't that funny, is it? Oh well, I still enjoyed the list. "Crazy" was my number one pick, but he really isn't crazy, is he? Maybe tens of millions of people are, but Trump? Nothing crazy about that marketing genius, and how sad is that?

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      Cyndi10 - Trump probably saw Ben Carlson as the perfect man to be in charge of all the public housing projects, since he probably assumed Carson grew up there. I bet Trump thought he was helping Carson "pull a Jefferson" by nominating him. What a hero Trump is. Thanks for reading.

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 months ago from Georgia

      You nailed it, especially with number three. Oh, and you forgot token Ben Carson in his pick of top men. Of course, he is stereotypically chose him for Secretary of Housing. This was excellent and would have been hilarious if was not so serious and scary. But I laughed anyway. Take care.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      MsDora - He's having a hard time getting performers for his inauguration. There are good reasons for that, but in the end he'll figure it out. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Wow! Serious but funny, you managed to put out a distasteful but interesting portrait of the next president--all in your list of songs. I think you've got the best gig on HP with your playlists. Congratulations!

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      kallini2010 - Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am reminded of that Chinese backhanded blessing, "May you have an interesting life." I think all his talk about China early on caused all the people in Chine to bless us so. And we got him as President. But really we did it to ourselves.

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      kallini2010 5 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      I loved the song "I Love You Dangerously". As far as Trump goes (I wish he did go away), I think a President should have a better face. Because his face is the face of the country and now America does look very attractive. A President is a facade after all.

      Trump is a dangerous man because he blows a lot of smoke, detracts attention, stirs dirty waters - these techniques whether he uses them consciously or not are rules of power (not necessarily presidency, but power nonetheless).

      He is not being taken seriously and that's what makes me sad. But just as anyone else, I cannot predict the future. In my opinion, if Trump went all the way up, it shows that the US are not in a very good shape.

      I don't follow the events and all that Trumpy foam for two reasons - it makes me sick to my stomach and I cannot change much - I don't live in the US.

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      … Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses[6]

      (Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81)

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      and I am not fond of that "Circus".

      Good effort on the songs selection and wonderful sense of humour!

      Brava!

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