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Anti-Trump Playlist: 52 Songs for the American Resistance

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Yep, Here's Our Tweeter-in-Chief

Love him or hate him, Trump is our President unless we impeach him. You might as well enjoy some pop, rock, and country songs about the unhinged, unprecedented, unapologetic Commander-in-Chief. Or is it Narcissist-in-Chief?

Love him or hate him, Trump is our President unless we impeach him. You might as well enjoy some pop, rock, and country songs about the unhinged, unprecedented, unapologetic Commander-in-Chief. Or is it Narcissist-in-Chief?

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, we might as well enjoy what we can about having him ruin—I mean 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.

Reader Perspective

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 yes, 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.

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 in a pinch most of them could think of synonyms for "very, very, very."

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 TheseOr TheseOr 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

3. "Dangerously" by Charlie Puth (2016)

Trump claimed that the "fake 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 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.

Pay tribute to what's most important to Trump with a playlist of songs about money.

5. "Cherry Pie" by Warrant (1990)

Donald, who is 73 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.

Donald Trump has 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 President is going to build, the one that Mexico is supposedly going to pay for it. It's also a shout out to the uneducated. Trump says he LOVES the uneducated. Without him, where would he be now?

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 him expending the energy. He also calls himself 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.

Donald Trump 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, Kim Jong-un, 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

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. Charlottesville aside, let's be fair. He did have Omarosa on his team for awhile, and she's black. Then Ben Carson's taking care of public housing for us, since Trump assumes he grew up in it and must know 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

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

Give the unhinged Commander-in-Chief credit. He made a lot of promises. He said he'd make America great again and we'd be SO sick of winning. (Are you tired of us winning yet?) He even pledged to install a complaint hotline for veterans in the White House. (What's that number now?)

Veterans were supposed to have a direct line to Trump and he promised to sacrifice his Twitter time and be "busy at night" personally answering their phone calls. "This will take the place of Twitter," he claimed.

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.

Whether you are a redneck yourself or are simple miffed at them for voting for Trump, blow off a little steam with this redneck anthem.

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. So far he hasn't been able to deliver on the drain the swamp promise. 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

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 [no] soul ... .

"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

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 little ditty 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 are plenty of transgressions to apologize for.

It's going to take the entire right wing of the 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

Even More Songs About the Unhinged, Unprecedented Donald Trump

Songs & Year ReleasedArtistTrumptastic Lyrics

21. Applause (2013)

Lady Gaga

Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on) / Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)

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 (2014)

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

44. God's Gonna Cut You Down (2006)

Johnny Cash

You can run on for a long time / Run on for a long time / Run on for a long time / Sooner or later / God'll cut you down / Sooner or later / God'll cut you down

45. You're Going Down (2009)

Sick Puppies

It's been a long time comin' / And the table's turned around / 'Cause one of us is goin' / One of us is goin' down

46. Crazy Train (1980)

Ozzy Osbourne

Mental wounds not healing / Life's a bitter shame / I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

47. Something's in the Air (1994)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Call out the instigator / Because there's something in the air / We've got to get together sooner or later / Because the revolution's here

48. You're No Good (1974)

Linda Ronstadt

I've learned my lesson, it left a scar / And now I see how you really are / You're no good, you're no good, you're no good / Baby, you're no good

49. Walk on Water (2018)

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Look at the sky, see a dying star / White lies, it's a man on fire / Making love with the devil hurts / Times are changing

50. Mister Chump (2017)

The Porchistas

He’ll steal all your cookies/ And give them to his friends / Mr. Chump/ He peeps at little girls /And cheats at monopoly(piece a sh*t)/ He lies all the time / Then he lies about his lies!/ Mr. Chump

51. I Fought the Law (1960)

The Crickets

I fought the law and the law won / I needed money 'cause I had none / I fought the law and the law won

52. Impeach the President (1973)

The Honey Drippers

Some people say that he's guilty / Some people say I don't know / Some people say, give him a chance / Aw, some people say, wait till he's convicted / Impeach the President

Locations with Names Associated with Donald Trump

It will be okay.  I think.

It will be okay. I think.

Even More Locations with Names Associated with Donald Trump

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 25, 2020:

Peggy - Trump is a clown. His idea of injecting it would be more of a hazard if we could find Lysol! He's the worst President ever. I initially gave him a little bit more credit than I should have for intelligence, a little bit of leadership and persuasion skills, but honestly he's just bluster -- have gone whether due to mental illness, dementia, or both.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 25, 2020:

I see that you assembled this list 3 years ago. Who would ever have predicted where we would be today? FYI...do not inject Lysol. Even the Lysol manufacturers are advising people not to do it. Oh...but he was just being sarcastic. I forgot!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 16, 2019:

Mona - Thanks for the kind comment. It's not a playlist that does well, but it was fun to write.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on September 15, 2019:

This one kept me laughing so hard, and the songs were lovely. I think you have discovered an new, artistic way to discuss politics -- through songs. You are amazing.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 05, 2019:

Spencer - High five! Excellent suggestion!

Spencer on January 04, 2019:

This is more of an anti-trump or those politicians who think they are above us normal citizens:

Walk on Water by 30 Seconds to Mars

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 20, 2017:

Audrey - Thanks for your comment. Although my reply is tardy, please note that for some reason the spam folder liked your comment and was hanging on to it. I think it was a Trump conspiracy. Have a wonderful weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 12, 2017:

Cyndi10 - Thank you for coming back to comment. It's one of my very few playlists that has not been selected selected by Spinditty. Guess they didn't want a political hot potato. SoapBoxie turned it down if you can believe that. Perhaps they think he's such a short-term flash in the pan that he's not "green" content? Because we know the other stuff (narcissism, insults, etc.) won't change. Thanks so much for stopping by again!

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on July 12, 2017:

I commented on this when you first published but I had to leave another comment. Things just keep getting deeper! I have gone on hiatus from even watching the news, it's so ridiculous - not to mention sad. You are sure to have many readers of your playlist! Take care.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 11, 2017:

Cynthia - I can just picture you playing those songs. That had to be a stitch! I just don't know what we're going to do about him ruining our country. I hope they get to the bottom of Russiagate soon and impeach him. What an oaf. Thanks for stopping by!

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on July 10, 2017:

Wow, you engaged me here for over an hour-- and I just know my housemates have to be wondering about "Trailerhood", "The Man", and "We're Not Going to Take It" blasting from this introverted granny's room! As others have aready commented, you are spot-on in your alignment with my opinions of your POTUS. Entertaining, mystifying/creepy, and, as always, so beautifully crafted.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 23, 2017:

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

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on May 23, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 22, 2017:

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

GalaxyRat on May 22, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 22, 2017:

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.

GalaxyRat on May 22, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2017:

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

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on May 09, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2017:

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?"

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on May 09, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2017:

MontanaTroyBrooks - Indeed it did. Thanks for stopping by.

Troy Brooks from Stevensville, MT on May 08, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 04, 2017:

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!

GalaxyRat on May 04, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 22, 2017:

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.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 21, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 27, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 27, 2017:

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.

Dicesi from New York on March 27, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt from California on March 27, 2017:

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--

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 24, 2017:

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.

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on March 24, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2017:

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.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on March 14, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 03, 2017:

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.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on March 03, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 28, 2017:

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.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on February 28, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 28, 2017:

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

Nell Rose from England on February 28, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 27, 2017:

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.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on February 27, 2017:

"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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 27, 2017:

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.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on February 27, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2017:

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.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 10, 2017:

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?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 08, 2017:

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.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 08, 2017:

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

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 04, 2017:

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.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on February 04, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 31, 2017:

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.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 31, 2017:

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!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 20, 2017:

Love this hub and laughed like crazy with your choice of songs on the playlist. "It's the End of the World As We Know It" really cracked me up.

I'd call this post "brilliant."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 18, 2017:

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!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 18, 2017:

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????

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 14, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 09, 2017:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 09, 2017:

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?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 08, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 08, 2017:

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

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on January 08, 2017:

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.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on January 08, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

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.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on January 07, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

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!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 07, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

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

Martie Coetser from South Africa on January 07, 2017:

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 :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2017:

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

Andrew Petrou from Brisbane on January 06, 2017:

PS

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

Oztinato on January 06, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on January 06, 2017:

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!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on January 06, 2017:

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. :-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 06, 2017:

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?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on January 06, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 06, 2017:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 06, 2017:

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.

kallini2010 from Toronto, Canada on January 05, 2017:

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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