Donald Trump Releases Song With Capitol Riot Prisoners
Former President Donald Trump has released a song with a choir of men imprisoned in connection to the January 6 Capitol riot.
The song “Justice for All” by Donald J Trump and the J6 Prison Choir was released on Friday and is now available on streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.
The song intersperses the choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and ends with the prisoners chanting “U-S-A!”
The J6 Prison Choir consists of a group of about 20 men that are being held at the Washington, DC jail, according to Forbes, which first reported on the song being produced
The Capitol riot defendants in the DC jail are said to sing the national anthem every night, Business Insider Africa reports.
Profits from the song are due to be given to the families of those imprisoned for their roles in the riot through an LLC run by conservative commentator Ed Henry, according to Forbes. However, proceeds will not go to the families of those who assaulted a police officer, the outlet said.
Trump specifically recorded the Pledge of Allegiance for this single at Mar-a-Lago a few weeks ago, Forbes reported, while the jailed choir recorded their part over a jailhouse phone a month ago.
Trump has regularly expressed sympathy for those jailed over the insurrection, frequently decrying their “unfair” treatment and suggesting he would pardon them if he were to be re-elected as president.
He also has claimed to be “financially supporting” some January 6 defendants but has not disclosed how many he is supporting or how much money he is giving them.
Robert Maguire, research director for the watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said on Twitter: “I have never been more repulsed by the mere existence of a song than one sung by a president who tried to do a coup and a literal ‘choir’ of insurrectionists who tried to help him.”