WATCH: 16-year-old sings pro-Trump tribute at bizarre rally

Salon video: Teenager takes the stage at rally to sing an original tribute to Donald Trump

By Sean Illing
July 19, 2016 8:28PM (UTC)
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CLEVELAND – It's always awkward to see children used as political props. But that's the only way to describe what I saw on Monday afternoon at a pro-Trump rally near the arena where the Republican convention is being held. A 16-year-old girl named Kate Kuptenko was called to the stage to sing an original song called, and you can't make this stuff up, “Making America Great Again/Political Correctness.” As you can see from the short video clip, the song is basically just an extended melodized version of Trump's gaseous slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

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Sean Illing is a USAF veteran who previously taught philosophy and politics at Loyola and LSU. He is currently Salon's politics writer. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Read his blog here. Email at

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