Chances are that if something goes viral on the internet, someone will find a way to parody it — and Donald Trump Jr.'s email scandal is no different.
SoundCloud user Spirit Giants turned Trump Jr.'s controversial email exchange with Rob Goldstone, a former tabloid reporter and entertainment publicist, into an easy-listening folk song. The track, entitled "I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer)," was written for a satirical "Song of the Week" Reddit thread where singer-songwriters post original content based on the week's theme. The lyrics are taken directly from the the emails Trump Jr. released through Twitter and focus entirely on two in particular.
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:53, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?
On Jun 7, 2016, at 18:14, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Great. It will likely be Paul Manafort (campaign boss) my brother in law and me, 725 Fifth Ave 25th floor.
However, Spirit Giant isn't the first person to turn the latest scandal into a hit song. The entertainment company Super Deluxe transformed Alex Jones's most unhinged rants into an Indie Folk song, inspired by the singer-songwriter Bon Iver. The music video shows footage of Jones relaxing by a lake in between shots of his red-faced rants and flailing arms.
In a response to the video, Jones said he was "extremely proud that in the meme wars that are going on in this country and worldwide, my show is probably the dominant material being used."
Listen to "I Love It (Especially Later in the Summer)," here: