Re: Trump reads 'The Snake,' repurposed as anti-immigrant poem, at CPAC, By Dan Merica,February 23, 2018
From: Bill [Email him]
President Donald Trump read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake" on Friday, reverting to a campaign staple that Trump has used to criticize United States' immigration policy.
The song, written by the late singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr., tells the story of a woman who takes in a frozen snake she finds on her way to work. After the snake is nursed back to health, it bites the women and kills her.
Trump uses the song as an allegory to immigration law, suggesting that immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life and help may end up hurting the country in the end.
"Did anyone ever hear me do 'The Snake' during the campaign" Trump asked the audience to raucous applause. "Because I had five people outside say, 'Could you do The Snake?'"
He added: "So this is called, this is called 'The Snake' and think of it in terms of immigration. And you may love it or you may say, 'Isn't that terrible.' And if you say, 'Isn't that terrible,' who cares?"
The story was a staple of Trump's 2016 campaign, regularly read at events to raucous applause as the businessman-turned-politician ran on a hardline immigration platform that included building a wall along the US-Mexico border and, at one point, halting all Muslim immigration...
He last read the story at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to mark his 100th day in office.
"Let's dedicate this to (then-Homeland Security Secretary John) Kelly, the Border Patrol, and the ICE agents for doing such an incredible job," he said. "All right?"
Every freedom loving American should have a copy of 'The Snake' and spread it far and wide to educate us all to the Muslim intent of coming to America. Just look at what these savages are doing in Europe and Scandinavia, and what they have started in Michigan and San Diego.
Before we will be forced to “fight them over here”, ban them from entering our country. Call me an Islamophobe, I don't care. This group of people are predictably unpredictable and VERY dangerous.
Here's a CNN compilation of him reading it:
And here's him reading it at CPAC.