Demi Lovato and Lincoln Project team up for 'Commander in Chief', Internet cheers war on 'orange swamp monster'

'Commander in Chief' has been made in collaboration with The Lincoln Project – a political action committee formed in 2019 by several current and former Republicans


                            Demi Lovato and Lincoln Project team up for 'Commander in Chief', Internet cheers war on 'orange swamp monster'
Demi Lovato (Getty Images)

As the US presidential election approaches, more and more celebrities are speaking up, either in support of Trump of against him. Similarly, Demi Lovato, who dropped the song 'Commander in Chief' calling Trump out, has now released the music video for the track. But, what's surprising is that the music video for 'Commander in Chief' has been made in collaboration with The Lincoln Project – a political action committee formed in late 2019 by several current and former Republicans whose goal is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump.

The official Twitter handle of The Lincoln Project tweeted the music video for 'Commander in Chief' thanking Lovato saying, "The Lincoln Project is proud to present our music video for 'Commander in Chief' by Demi Lovato."

 



 

The video page on The Lincoln Project's website reads, "A broad coalition of American patriots is standing up to end the suffering, end the corruption, and end the presidency of the worst 'Commander in Chief' in our country's history. We will vote. He will lose. He will go. It's America, or Trump. Are you with us?"

On Twitter, Lovato received support for the stance she has taken. Filmmaker Christen R. Carter tweeted, "Love this. You are doing some incredibly creative and cool content, and it’s working. Thanks Demi Lovato for helping to mobilize us to take down the orange swamp monster. It’s a matter of life, death and democracy," while the pop duo Aly & Aj, along with the hashtag #VoteBidenHarris2020, wrote, "So impressed with the grace and bravery you’ve shown releasing such a poignant song for these challenging times @ddlovato ! This is what artistry is all about. Sharing our beliefs with the world even if they aren’t met with acceptance." Meanwhile Matt Walsh, right-wing commentator wrote, "She has really risked it all by alienating the three Demi Lovato fans who are Trump supporters."

 


 



 

 



 

Earlier, when Lovato was attacked over her political stance and condemning Trump, she defended her position taking to Instagram stories. Lovato, as the official Pop Crave Twitter account pointed out, wrote, ""I literally don’t care if this ruins my career. This isn’t about that. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in. And I’m putting it out even at the risk of losing fans."" The tweet also carried screenshots of Lovato's defense.

 



 

The 28-year-old singer was criticised by a fan who wrote, "I hope you realize this makes people that don't have the same political views feel like they can't listen to you anymore. I'm personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now but no matter how hard it is I'm not letting this song change my feelings about you especially after everything you have helped me with. I really hope this doesn't ruin your career Demetria." Lovato replied saying that celebrities "aren't just around to entertain people for our entire lives." The singer then added, "As much as I would like to be sad that I disappointed you, I'm too busy being bummed that you expect me, a queer Hispanic woman, to silence my views/beliefs in order to please my audience."

More about The Lincoln Project

The committee was announced on December 17, 2019, in a New York Times op-ed by George Conway (attorney and husband of Kellyanne Conway), Steve Schmidt (managed John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign), John Weaver (oversaw McCain's presidential campaign in 2000), and Rick Wilson (media consultant). Other co-founders include Jennifer Horn (Republican operative and former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party), Ron Steslow (marketing strategist and political consultant), Reed Galen (independent political consultant), and Mike Madrid (former political director for the California Republican Party).