"I love your sound," Trump told the crowd, though none of this even remotely matters and is clearly a bizarrely miscalculated ploy. "I love your music. And speaking of sounds, music, and other things—one of the big superstars of the world—Little Pimp. There he is. How is it going? You wanna come up and say something? Come on, Little Pump."
After complimenting Pump's hideous headwear choice, Trump welcomed the Kanye West collaborator to the stage:
You know the stakes are high when the campaign closes with that impromptu, mispronounced Lil Pump feature https://t.co/2X8CTgtALN
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) November 3, 2020
"Hello, everybody," Pump, whose threat to leave the U.S. if Trump loses the election has been met with open arms, told the crowd. "How you guys feeling? I come here to say, Mr. President, I appreciate everything you've done for our country. You brought the troops home and you're doing the right thing. MAGA 20, 20, 20. Don't forget that."
Pump's latest attempt at garnering attention by any means necessary has, of course, also been met with immediate mockery:
No one was listening to lil pump music anymore anyway
— spookylul (@neekolul) November 3, 2020
Didn’t even know Lil Pump’s name. The Trump campaign is starving https://t.co/7ppkX1VvJC
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 3, 2020
Lil pump is like the hero’s sidekick that no one payed attention to bc no one liked and all the big hero’s treated him like shit so he lashes out and joins the other side to get attention
— 🕊🍷HELIOS🍷🕊 (@paixetlove) November 3, 2020
Meanwhile this is the only way anybody is paying Lil Pump any attention. https://t.co/rBUwYVg4hL
— Bulat Sacamano (@SBSOLIDBOY) November 3, 2020
— Rebecca Thompson 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@ReSiStEr4EvA) November 3, 2020
I would be so embarrassed going so hard to get someone’s attention publicly for them to just call me Lil Pimp in front of millions of people. They/We weren’t laughing with you @lilpump they/we’re laughing at you. pic.twitter.com/Ol6l6pVmvm
— Bea (@missBeatriiz) November 3, 2020
Lil Pump fell off ever since J Cole bodied him in 1985. Needs to become relevant again. Such an obvious attention grab. For me the worst ever 🤢 https://t.co/2dXX0NZlFw
— Blues With Brews (@LampsEdition) November 3, 2020
Anyway, fuck all that. The COVID-19 pandemic continues in the U.S. and both men mentioned above would have us believe it's still just going to magically disappear without any palpable action being taken to save lives.
Not only has Trump insisted on holding large gatherings despite such a thing going against all health recommendations, several recent campaign events have ended with many supporters being left out in the cold.
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