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House of Pain rapper savages Donald Trump for playing ‘Jump Around’ at rally

Maybe it's time to stick to public-domain music?

Feb 29, 2020, 9:09 am*

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Elijah Watson

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump keeps making enemies for himself. His newest foe, the rapper Everlast, voiced his displeasure with GOP frontrunner after learning that Trump used House of Pain’s hit song “Jump Around” at a rally in Milwaukee.

Trump’s campaign played the song as he made his way to the stage, with the announcer declaring him “the next president of the United States” right as the song kicked in.

Unsurprisingly, Everlast took to Twitter to blast Trump in the best way possible.

https://twitter.com/OGEverlast/status/717154128212811776

https://twitter.com/OGEverlast/status/717154590215393280

Of course, Trump supporters took aim at Everlast, but they didn’t last long.

https://twitter.com/OGEverlast/status/717164841908056066

https://twitter.com/OGEverlast/status/717230857648480256

Perhaps it would be in Trump’s best interest to stop using “Jump Around.” There are so many other songs in the world to choose from—and eventually his campaign is bound to pick one created by someone who supports him.

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*First Published: Apr 5, 2016, 3:04 pm