Trump did not wear a mask during the visit, but he did don goggles.
And as he looked over a bin full of materials, the song “Live and Let Die” ― the Guns N’ Roses cover of the Paul McCartney and Wings tune written for a James Bond film of the same name ― blared over the sound system.
It’s not clear who selected the music, the White House or Honeywell. However, the Washington Times notes the tune is often featured at Trump rallies.
Other songs played during the visit ― including “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Eye of the Tiger” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” ― are also staples of Trump’s political events.
But the choice of “Live and Let Die” in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic ― and on a day the president conceded the number of deaths could rise as sections of the country reopen ― struck some as the wrong note... but perhaps a perfect metaphor:
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