Amidst a sea of Donald Trump headlines lies the 45th President of the United States’ opinion on the greatest music video of all time: November Rain by Guns N’ Roses.
When Donald Trump isn’t off downplaying the coronavirus, it seems he can be quite the connoisseur of the arts.
His latest verdict has just come to light, and according to the man himself, the Guns N’ Roses power-ballad November Rain is definitively the best music video of all time.
Look, you have to hand it to the businessma- sorry, politician. Even though Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has labelled the president a “repulsive excuse for a person” (yikes), Donald Trump has remained adamant of his opinion, confidently describing the video to his peers as the “greatest music video of all time”.
I mean, when fabled bands all over from The Rolling Stones to Neil Young are threatening you with lawsuits for playing their music at rallies, it would become a necessity to separate the art from the artist…
I’d also probably make everyone watch the November Rain video if I were president. https://t.co/nLkSPUnaDJ pic.twitter.com/DyGhQXHtwi
— Winebag Darrell (@GilbyVilla) September 14, 2020
Anyway, turns out Donald Trump loves this anthem and its gloriously high-budgeted music video so much, he just had to spread the joy to his staff members. In her new book Speaking For Myself, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spills the beans for our amusement.
Apparently, both her and White House Communications Director Hope Hicks were urged to watch the music video, in none other than the Oval Office, by The Donald Trump himself. The president insisted that the song must be added to his rally playlist, sitting the two down to watch it with him. Man, they would have been nine very long, awkward minutes.
Finally, something I can agree with Trump on: GnR’s video for November Rain is great. If I were president, I too would make people watch it in the Oval Office. But, then I’d give people healthcare and fight climate change.
— Cody McClain Brown (@smedj) September 12, 2020
In case you haven’t experienced those cinematic nine minutes yourself, we’ve linked the music video down below. Have a sus and decide for yourself whether the president’s taste in art is respectable. Personally, I have my doubts… ’til next time.
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