September 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Trump revealed his love for the 1978 hit throughout an interview on the “Full Ship Podcast”
  • A observe despatched to friends at Mar-a-Lago in February mentioned Trump was DJing
  • “YMCA” was a staple at Trump’s marketing campaign rallies all through his presidency

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday revealed why he beloved enjoying the 1978 disco hit “Y.M.C.A.,” which he known as the “homosexual nationwide anthem.”

Talking at an hour-long interview with hosts Nelk Boys for “Full Ship Podcast,” Trump revealed he has been serving as a disc jockey (DJ) for friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and mentioned he beloved enjoying Broadway songs. Nonetheless, he named the 1978 disco tune from Village Individuals his best choice. 

“ what will get ’em rocking? ‘Y.M.C.A., the homosexual nationwide anthem. Did you ever hear that? They name it the homosexual nationwide anthem. However ‘Y.M.C.A.’ will get individuals up, and it will get ’em shifting,” Trump mentioned. “Individuals find it irresistible after I do it.”

Maggie Haberman, a reporter for The New York Times, had previously posted a note she obtained from friends at Mar-a-Lago that mentioned Trump was DJing till the late night. 

“Nice music shall be performed throughout dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, with President Trump enjoying the position of disc jockey,” the observe learn.

There was no official anthem named for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Nonetheless, many sources have described “Y.M.C.A.” as one of many “basic homosexual anthems,” along with “It’s Raining Males” from The Climate Ladies, “I’m Coming Out” from Diana Ross and “Dancing Queen” from ABBA.

The 70’s disco hit was a staple at Trump marketing campaign rallies all through his presidency. In 2020, a meme of Trump dancing to the tune went viral. The previous president was conscious of the meme and tweeted out a supercut of himself dancing to “Y.M.C.A.” whereas urging individuals to vote for him on Election Day 2020. 

Previous to being the president and a media persona, Trump was a disco veteran who regularly attended New York Metropolis nightclub Studio 54.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks throughout the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 26, 2022. Picture: Reuters / MARCO BELLO

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