Donald Trump is no stranger to the limelight, and the President revelled in what could be his last day as President of the United States.
The Republican candidate posted a montage of him dancing on stage to the Village People’s Anthem “YMCA” on Twitter today, in a clip that was viewed 10 million times at the time of writing.
Trump shared the video on election day, November 3, with the caption: “VOICE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!”
It is unclear what exactly he wants to achieve with the clip, most likely he wants to create excitement and hype on election day, like a virtual rally.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!pic.twitter.com/85ySh1KYkh
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020
Trump regularly uses the disco song from the 1970s, which is very popular as an LGBTQ+ anthem to end his rallies, often accompanied by his much vaunted style of fist pump arm dancing. He is also a well-known fan of the other hit song of the Village People, “Macho Man”.
Reactions to the bizarre clip were very mixed, with Twitter users either praising or condemning the spectacle.
Comedian Tim Young tweeted: “If you had told me four years ago that I would be a bit nebulous at the final YMCA rally in 2020 when President Trump danced to the YMCA… I would not be sure whether I would have believed you.
If you had told me four years ago that I would have become a bit hazy when President Trump danced to the YMCA at his final rally of the YMCA in 2020, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
– Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 3, 2020
While another took the opportunity to criticize the US death victims of the coronavirus pandemic: “The President, dancing on the graves of 233K Americans”.
The President, dancing on the graves of 233,000 Americans. https://t.co/iUEF64smYC
– ((((evan voted for you?))) (@eshap) November 3, 2020
Another joked, “Will someone tell him what this song is about?
Will someone tell him what this song is about? https://t.co/sC6DsHQ5X0
– David Grann (@DavidGrann) November 3, 2020
Tucker Carlson of Fox News showed a shorter version of the “YMCA” montage on Monday on his show and called it “perhaps the most important video we’ve seen in a while”.
“Millions of Americans sincerely love Donald Trump. They love him despite everything they have heard, they often love him despite himself. They have no illusions – they know exactly who Trump is. They love him anyway. They love Donald Trump because nobody else loves them,” Carlson said Monday night.
“Whatever Donald Trump’s faults may be, he is better than the rest of the people in charge,” Carlson continued. “In other words, Donald Trump is and always has been a living indictment of the people who run this country. That was the case four years ago when Trump came out of nowhere to win the presidency, and it is just as true today. Perhaps even more true than ever before”.
Nearly 100 million ballots have been cast, and polls show the president averaging more than eight points behind Joe Biden, according to pollster FiveThirtyEight.