Sure, he’s not their president.
But that’s not stopping some Canadian musicians from penning Donald Trump-tinged tunes and putting out music videos ripe with anti-Trump imagery.
They join the many American musicians fighting Donald Trump’s presidency through song. It’s an obvious platform for a ticked-off American musician. But why do Canucks feel the need to chime in too?
Hollerado frontman Menno Versteeg likens it to a love song.
“Every single love song has been written. But when you have your heart broken or you’ve fallen in love, you want to express your version of that song,” he said.
“It’s kind of the same … it’s like, finally we’ve had enough and we kind of needed to express that.”
The Ottawa band’s new tune, Grief Money, tackles leaders who put money ahead of people; its music video stars Trump on the campaign trail, mouthing along to the lyrics.
The song was actually written before Trump was even in the running for president, but Versteeg said he ended up fitting the role. “It was an unhappy coincidence.”