President Donald Trump managed to show the discharge of the names of well-known figures who might be depicted within the White House’s “National Garden of American Heroes” right into a self-own.
Some of the names introduced on Monday for the backyard embrace Chief Justice Antonin Scalia, Elvis Presley, Kobe Bryant and Julia Child.
But essentially the most shocking one submitted by the Trump administration could also be songwriter Woody Guthrie, composer of “This Land Is Your Land,” for causes each political and private.
Guthrie ― who had a guitar emblazoned with the phrases “This machine kills fascists” ― was not solely a fervent supporter of left-wing causes, however he additionally had nice animosity for the president’s dad, Fred Trump.
For two years again within the Nineteen Fifties, Fred Trump was Guthrie’s landlord when the enduring songwriter lived at the Beach Haven house complicated in Gravesend, Brooklyn, according to the New York Daily News.
To say Guthrie wasn’t a fan of Fred Trump is an understatement. He wrote a tune criticizing his landlord: “Old Man Trump.”
The opening lyrics assault Fred Trump for his racist rental insurance policies:
“I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate
He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed that color line
Here at his Beach Haven family project.”
Guthrie by no means recorded the tune formally, and the lyrics had been forgotten till they had been rediscovered in 2016.
HuffPost reached out to the White House for touch upon the irony of Guthrie’s choice, however nobody instantly responded.
In a press release, Trump stated every particular person within the backyard was “chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love.”
You can hear a short recording of the tune beneath:
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