‘Sounds like a Ramones song’: Trump’s Ukraine remarks become punk rock hit

Presidents poetic words set to music in the style of the Ramones, the Smiths and more

Donald Trump treated reporters on Tuesday to what appeared to be a spoken-word poem about his feelings on allegations of a quid pro quo with Ukraine.

His remarks, penned in enormous letters with black marker, were helpfully transcribed and photographed for anyone who might want to stage a performance of their own.

The internet obliged, setting his words to music in the style of several bands. Among the hits were a Ramones-style punk rock version, set to a pretty impressive video in which Trumps singing really gets the crowd going:

Alex Kliment (@SaoSasha)

somebody on twitter today: trump’s weird hand-scrawled denial today sounds like a ramones song.

me: pic.twitter.com/mynZjx0E0M

November 21, 2019

Then there was the Dashboard Confessional-esque emo version. The voice here is virtually indistinguishable from Chris Carrabba, who would surely sympathize with the presidents emotional turmoil:

Nick Lutsko (@NickLutsko)

Emo Trump recites poem on White House lawn pic.twitter.com/rAD3xRjX4L

November 20, 2019

Multiple musicians created Smiths-style versions of the song, suggesting that perhaps what Morrissey does is not actually very hard to do and every Smiths song sounds the same and why do people think he is talented:


Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us

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