In 1991, the American alternative rock band R.E.M. released the hit song “Losing My Religion.”
Nearly 30 years later, the song was used by the British website Joe in a viral video that has been seen over a half a million times.
“That’s me and corona,” the song began. “That’s me in the spotlight abusing my position.”
“Trying to blame Chinese flu. And I don’t care if you have caught it,” the song continued. “Oh no, I’ve said too much — f*cked it up.”
“I thought that I heard you coughing. I thought that I heard you wheeze. I think I let the old folks die,” the song ended.
The parody paid tribute to the iconic music video, with added touches like a bottle of bleach.
Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians pic.twitter.com/vFmKpbOErT
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) May 8, 2020
Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’
President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."
At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.
Trump mocked for 95-minute ‘slurring’ campaign speech — before crowd ‘packed in like sardines’ in Wisconsin
President Donald Trump gave a fear-filled and factually inaccurate campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin on Thursday.
The rally, held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured a large crowd closely packed together.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted approximately 95 minutes:
Trump is slurring and sounds tired pic.twitter.com/6MJLw2fpms
Former Trump officials are in open revolt against the president like we’ve never seen
Waves of former officials working for President Donald Trump have consistently turned on him and denounced his conduct throughout his first term in the Oval Office, a trend that only seems to be accelerating as the November election approaches.
Olivia Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence who worked on the coronavirus task force, was the latest to condemn the president in searing terms on Thursday. In an ad for Republican Voters Against Trump, she described the president as callous to the deaths of Americans and only interested in his re-election.