The Brief: Clips of President Trump dancing at a campaign rally in Florida led to the creation and proliferation of parodies and memes.
Footage of President Donald Trump briefly dancing to The Village People’s “YMCA” has prompted criticism, memes, and parodies. These cursed videos started circulating online after Trump’s rally in Florida on Monday night where, weeks after being hospitalized for Coronavirus, he spoke maskless and claimed to be “immune” from COVID-19, although that claim is not backed by conclusive scientific evidence.
Trump just ended his rally with some dancing to the YMCA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/vLjyMgm7tW
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 14, 2020
While fans of the President expressed excitement at seeing him dance onstage, many people pointed out that at a time where over 215,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, it’s disrespectful to choose to cheerily dance. CNN’s Don Lemon noted that while Americans struggle to get sufficient healthcare, Trump “is having fun and dancing. On the graves of 215,000 Americans. Dancing…”
Twitter users also mocked Trump for choosing to dance at an inappropriate time, and for ruining a popular gay anthem with his uninspired dance moves.
is… is this real… is trump actually dancing to the ymca song… https://t.co/fje1ongVMl
— Sam (@halaljew) October 13, 2020
— Judy Barnes (@jabberwocky5) October 13, 2020
The impeached President of the United States is quite literally high on a bunch of experimental drugs and is just out dancing to the YMCA while America burns – physically and metaphorically behind him. You couldn’t write this script.
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) October 13, 2020
After seeing video of Donald Trump dancing, I wonder what’s going through his mind. Is he thinking Dancing with the Stars, or is he worried about Dancing Behind Bars?
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 14, 2020
As the clip was rife for parody, internet users followed through, adding different songs and backgrounds to the video.
I've rotoscoped dancing Trump and put him on a green screen background. Internet, show me what you've got. pic.twitter.com/I4RHRrHeSI
— Basket Jase 🐶 🎸 🎥 (@jasemonkey) October 13, 2020
I dare you to caption this without getting banned:
🔊 Sound Up#TrumpIsALaughingStock pic.twitter.com/kmFzlkahJP
— major_Ray🧢⚔️ (@major__Ray) October 14, 2020
A Twitter account dedicated to Trump dancing parody memes replaced the music with songs including “WAP” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Cardi B – W.A.P. pic.twitter.com/v28ThngzYT
— Trump Dancing to _________ (@dancing_trump) October 14, 2020
Be warned, this clip of Trump supporters dancing to a “YMCA” spoof called “MAGA” in Beverly Hills is extremely cursed.
I'm loving this!!
— 🧡 Mad Liberals 🧡 (@mad_liberals) October 11, 2020