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Trump raps on rap
Donald Trump responds to viral video hit “Donald Trump.”
Mac Miller’s song, “Donald Trump”, hit more than 20 million views on YouTube, and Trump, catching wind of the numbers, made a vlog yesterday addressing the song and the Pittsburgh-raised teen rapper.
Donald Trump even tweeted his video at Mac Miller, airing his complaints about the language. Mac Miller responded, “hahahahaha that is awesome. i did not expect that. you can always get the clean version.“
Will they be friends now?
In Trump’s 40-second vlog, filmed in what is presumably his office in a high-rise, he says that in Miller’s song, “the language is very hard to understand,” but calls Mac Miller the “next Eminem.” He adds the lyrics are “probably … not the cleanest language we’ve ever heard.”
Despite being named “Donald Trump,” Mac Miller’s song isn’t about the financial baron per se. Instead, “Donald Trump” is used as an adjective to define wealth and power.
Case in point, the refrain in “Donald Trump:” “Take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump shit.” Mac Miller’s rap addresses haters and talks about making it.
Trump’s vlog on Mac Miller borders on boring, a surprise from the usually energetic public figure. A couple of us here at the Daily Dot wondered if Trump’s failed presidential run left him more humble — until we viewed the next video uploaded to Trump’s channel on the same day as his vlog.
Called, “Mr. Trump’s 757,” the video gives a tour of Trump’s personal airplane, complete with gold-plated seatbelts. The tour guide? A visibly uncomfortable Amanda Miller, Trump’s personal assistant known from the eighth and ninth seasons of Trump’s reality show, “The Apprentice.”
Even if Trump hasn’t taken over the world yet, he is at least sometimes on top of it in a flying machine — accented with gold.
So Donald Trump.
Fruzsina Eördögh was the Daily Dot's first YouTube reporter. In addition to working as a producer for the now-defunct digital channel TouchVision TV, Eördögh has been published by Vice, the Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, Variety, and Slate.