Trump Cheerleaders’ Bizarre ‘Ameritude’ Video Quietly Removed for Copyright Infringement
“Enemies of freedom / Face the music”
— The Official Donald Trump Jam
Trump’s ditty, as OregonLive noted when it first surfaced two weeks ago, borrowed its melody from the 1917 rallying war cry “Over There,” a WWI recruitment number that popularized the phrase “Johnny, get your gun.” The song was written by George M. Cohan, and the publishing rights are currently controlled by EMI Music, which issued a take-down notice.
But trying to delete anything from the Web is like trying to stuff a sneeze back in. And thankfully, “Ameritude” will be with us always, flaunting copyright laws and inspiring the “fiercely free” whose “Colors don’t run” to “celebrate our freedom / Inspire, proudly, freedom to the world!”
The lyrics to Trump’s rallying song were courageously transcribed by Politico.
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