"USA Freedom Kids" Sing About "Crushing" Enemies at Donald Trump Rally, Performance Goes Viral
"Ameritude! (USA!) American pride! (USA!) It's attitude, it's who we are, stand up tall."
A video of three young girls singing about cowardice and crushing enemies at a Donald Trump rally has gone viral, garnering more than 2 million views on YouTube.
The girls are part of a five-girl band called "USA Freedom Kids" and the song they performed at the rally in Pensacola, Florida, is entitled "Freedom's Call."
"President Donald Trump knows how to make America great," sing the girls onstage. "Deal from strength or get crushed every time." Other lyrics include "Cowardice! / Are you serious? / Apologies for freedom? / I can't handle this," and a chant about "Ameritude" and American pride.
The video has been shared by multiple users across social media platforms, and the hashtag #Ameritude was used on Twitter, but not always to say complimentary things.
"Unsurprisingly, American fascism is kind of tacky," Huffington Post reporter Paul Blumenthal tweeted. The Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert said, "To quote New Girl, this is what every day is like in North Korea." Other people expressed shock, disbelief or confusion. "I don't. Is this. What," said NPR pop culture panelist Glen Weldon.
“To me, freedom is everything,” the group's manager Jeff Popick told the Washington Post. He is also the father of 8-year-old Alexis, who performed at the rally. “That’s what this group is about. That’s what I’m about. Freedom for everybody. That’s the inspiration.”