Whoever was behind the music at President Donald Trump’s appearance at an Ohio washing machine factory on Thursday might want to rethink the playlist.
The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio that the state's governor cannot attend because he just came down with Covid-19, the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday. pic.twitter.com/AGumBfSFb8
— Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) August 6, 2020
The Intercept’s Robert Mackey posted video of the tasteless moment, noting that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine could not attend because he had tested positive for COVID-19, “the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday.” A second test later showed DeWine negative.
The same song played during Trump’s visit to a Honeywell factory that makes face masks in May.
Twitter was aghast at the offensive encore, which was perhaps made worse by Trump’s callous “It is what it is” comment about the death toll in an HBO interview broadcast this week.
“They’ll soon be playing Queen’s ‘Another one bites the dust,’ one person sniped on Twitter.
They’ll soon be playing Queen’s “Another one bites the dust”
— Anraí MacUalghairg (@AinriM) August 7, 2020
When you think it can't get any worse........unbelievable.
— Jeanne Rankin (@JRankin04231800) August 7, 2020
Yep. I guess this goes under the "it is what it is" campaign strategy. 🤬
— Longmont Area Dems (@LongmontDems) August 7, 2020
Someone has a very dark sense of humor.
— Holly Kurzman (@HollyKurzman) August 7, 2020
— Just Kidding Jeez (@justkiddingjeez) August 7, 2020
If he is gonna play a McCartney song, it should be ‘Back in the USSR’.
— Dave (楚帒緯） (@DaveTrouba) August 7, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.