There are two certainties in this world: Everyone is listening to Adele, and Donald Trump is playing music at his rallies that its creators don’t want him to be playing. (See: Neil Young, R.E.M., and even Aerosmith. Why can’t Trump just use that song that Jack Black and Stephen Colbert wrote for him so that he could stop pissing off rock stars?)
Those two facts of life have now converged, as Trump has reportedly been using Adele’s music at his recent rallies. In addition to “Skyfall,” The New York Times reports that a rally in Columbus, Ohio on Monday night also featured the Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” and Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” None of those artists have made any official comment yet, but I’m just gonna go out on a limb here and say that, if they are aware, they’re probably not too pleased.
But Trump’s Adele fandom evidently extends beyond using her music to soundtrack his frightening bid for the presidency. The Blaze reports that the candidate attended Adele’s concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall last Tuesday, cutting past a number of fans waiting to get into the venue.
— Daniela Franco (@danielafrancony) November 18, 2015
In addition to some questionable playlist choices, the Ohio rally this week also had a few protesters — now a common occurrence at Trump rallies — who were asked to leave after chanting “Hating Muslims helps ISIS.” Watch below.