During the third presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Donald Trump said he may not accept the outcome of the election on November 8th. However that is not the only thing he will not accept.
Following the debate Trump stated that if elected he will not use Hail to the Chief as the presidential anthem. “That song was written in the Nineteenth Century. I am not a fan of the Nineteenth Century because it was so lame. It was really, really lame; totally lame a waste of time really. I can’t be associated with it.”
Hail to the Chief was played at the inauguration of Martin Van Buren in 1837, and is regarded as fanfare or ceremonial music for distinguished people. “We’re going to come up with a much better song written in the Twenty-First Century. I’ve got the best songwriters, composers and musicians working for me. You’ve never heard of them or their music but they are the best. Believe me folks. The song will be so good,” Trump told reporters.
Trump also said he will not have the Presidential Seal on the podium when he speaks or on his correspondence. “The current design goes back to Rutherford B. Hayes. Who is he some dead president? I don’t like dead people. Dead people are boring and total losers. I like people that are not dead,” Trump said.
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