WashPost Assembles 'Kids Chorus' to Mock/Sing Trump Tweets

July 2nd, 2017 5:51 PM

The Washington Post is trying a new tactic to mock President Trump's tweets: they assembled a "Washington Post Kids Chorus" of grade-school kids to sing (or rap) actual Trump tweets. 

They posted the video on Friday, and Jonathan Easley at The Hill tweeted: "WaPo getting kids to mockingly sing Trump's tweets seems needlessly antagonistic and a dumb move right now." 

Or maybe the Post is looking to market itself to Trump-hating liberals, this is a way to build its social-media presence. Mocking Trump as less mature than a ten-year-old could build their audience -- even if it further erodes any notion that the Post is nonpartisan, fair, and balanced. 

The video is introduced with this text: "A child’s perspective can benefit pretty much any issue – even those found in President Trump’s Twitter feed."

They didn't pick any truly controversial tweets to sing/rap. They weren't singing about Mika Brzezinski, but tweets like "JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" and "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! " 

Over some bongo drums, a young girl announces "Russia must be laughing up their sleeves as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election." Over the bongos, a little boy reads "FAKE NEWS -- A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" 

It's somehow a funny sing-along that Trump tweeted "We must keep 'evil' out of our country!" 

Then it closed with the kiddies singing the new Washington Post slogan: "Democracy dies in darkness!" That really does sound as hyperbolic as a Trump tweet."