Eminem has joined the charge to stop Donald Trump becoming the president of the United States, albeit in his own particular way. On Wednesday, shortly before the third presidential debate, the rapper released a new track, Campaign Speech, with an explicit reference to the Trump campaign.
“Run the faucet, I’ma dunk / A bunch of Trump supporters underwater / Snuck up on ’em in Ray Bans in a grey van with a spray tan / It’s a wrap, like an Ace bandage.” A few lines later, he adds: ““Consider me a dangerous man / But you should be afraid of this dang candidate / You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet? / ‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding? / And that’s what you wanted? / A fuckin’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button / Who doesn’t have to answer to no one? / Great idea!”
That said, the rest of the freestyle – which lasts nearly eight minutes, set to the sparsest of backings – has little or nothing to do with Trump. Trump’s Twitter feed, which often covers every subject under the sun, didn’t address the track. However, his endorser David Duke – a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, whom Trump distanced himself from in July, having seemingly failed to do so in February – stepped in, tweeting: “Eminem is a puppet of (((Paul Rosenberg))) and (((Jimmy Iovine))) – for years Eminem has been poisoning the minds of our youth.” The three parentheses are a device used by white supremacists to highlight that the people concerned are Jewish.