Rage Against the Maker guitar player Tom Morello has responded to a video of President Donald Trump‘s advocates dancing to one of the band’s most popular songs.
” Not exactly what we had in mind,” Morello wrote in a tweet Friday.
The video, which was published to Twitter by user Manny Alicandro, shows a number of Trump fans dancing to the band’s song “Killing in the Name” in Philadelphia, as tallies were being counted in Pennsylvania.
” Right now in Philly …” Alicandro wrote as a caption to the video.
In the video, the song’s chorus can be heard, with the lyrics that say: “Those who passed away are justified. For using the badge, they’re the picked whites. You justify those that died. By using the badge, they’re the selected whites. Those who passed away are justified. For wearing the badge, they’re the picked whites. You justify those that passed away. By wearing the badge, they’re the selected whites.”
According to Genius.com, the chorus focuses on the band’s opposition to authorities cruelty, with Rage Versus the Device singer Zack de la Rocha singing that wearing a cops badge is utilized as a validation for murder.
Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May, a Rage Against the Maker fan account on Twitter shared a tweet fea