Bassist Plays Along to Donald Trump ‘China’ Supercut
Donald Trump has resurrected political discourse among many metal musicians and fans during his run to become the Republican presidential nominee. The outspoken metal and rock community has generally fallen out of favor with the real estate mogul with a multitude of musicians slamming his campaign, though a few have voiced their support. As he continues to deliver speeches addressing issues the United States faces, China has been paramount, leading to the Internet running its course in making a mockery of the ordeal. The latest comes by way of bassist Iggy Jackson Cohen plucking along to a supercut of the Republican hopeful using "China" as a buzzword repeatedly.
The play along is about as redundant as Trump hitting on the focal point, saying the name of the country with different inflections as represented by the different couplets played on the bass. The video is reminiscent of the piano melody that followed Republican Vice President candidate Sarah Palin's staccato-like delivery two election cycles ago.
Trump's campaign has caused a great divide among voters and has enraged musicians like Lamb of God's Randy Blythe saying he will leave the country if Trump wins and Slipknot's Corey Taylor expressing concern over blatant racism in the campaign. Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante recently posited the idea that the candidate could possibly be sabotaging the Republican party with his egregious declarations.
On the other side, Kid Rock believes we should let the business guy run the country like a business and Staind's Aaron Lewis, a staunch Republican, "would certainly" vote for Trump. Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory tweeted his support for Trump earlier in the year.
Meanwhile, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine said this is "by far the scariest time that America has been in my lifetime." Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian threw in the towel altogether, stating, “I don’t have a candidate. I don’t subscribe to any political party. I think they’re all full of crap. I think all politics is bulls–t. I don’t subscribe to any of it. As a complete outsider, this is the worst, craziest circus I’ve ever seen in my life, and I thought it was bad last time.”
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