Trump faces the music! Photograph:( Reuters )
It still is unclear whether the music was the choice of the White House or Honeywell, but it wasn't liked by many -- as they called it insensitive, given the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic.
A normal visit for United States President Donald Trump to Honeywell’s mask-making factory on Tuesday has hit massive headlines -- for two reasons.
The first, we had reported, was his choice of irony. Trump wore safety goggles, but did not wear a face cover in the dire times of coronavirus -- even though production workers at the facility did and a sign was visible that read: "Attention: Face Mask Required in this Area. Thank You!"
The second was the choice of music -- the Paul McCartney-penned “Live and Let Die,” as performed by Guns ‘N Roses, blared in the background as Trump walked through the factory.
A clip posted on YouTube by Reuters shows Trump walking through the Arizona facility without a mask to the song.
The background music for the tour also included Trump rally stalwarts such as Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”
The song’s climactic lines blasted as a Honeywell representative explained to the president. Rose could be heard singing, “If this ever-changing world in which we live in / Makes you give in and cry / say live and let die.”
For the unversed, Rose, an outspoken Trump critic, had once called the president the “gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful.”
The Guns N Roses song is frequently played at Trump campaign rallies.
In a tweet, Brian Tyler Cohen noted the first thought that comes to the mind when one watches the bunch of ironies: "Live and Let Die." That's the song that Trump had pumped into the mask factory during his visit. Seriously. Like, seriously."
"Live and Let Die." That's the song that Trump had pumped into the mask factory during his visit. Seriously. Like, seriously.pic.twitter.com/zidsZhfxmu— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 6, 2020
It still is unclear whether the music was the choice of the White House or Honeywell, but it wasn't liked by many -- as they called it insensitive, given the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Americans.