Trump's meeting with Putin has just changed the history of music as we know it
Richard Marx expressed his sentiments on Trump's furious backtracking on his statements in the joint press conference with Putin with a brilliant sarcastic tweet
Though President Donald Trump would — or wouldn't — disagree, he isn't exactly known for his way with words, often speaking English as if it's his second language that he happened to learn just last week.
This was evident during his joint press conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and even more so during his firefighting conference after returning back to the country.
The presser with Putin saw him catch flak from all quarters for refusing to condemn Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential elections, with singer/songwriter Richard Marx piling on to the misery with a scathing, sarcastic tweet that quickly began trending across social media.
The 54-year-old, whose hits include the likes of 'Endless Summer Nights,' 'At the Beginning,' and 'Now and Forever,' wittily responded to Trump's rapid backtracking and claim that he had misspoken at the conference after the summit.
At the time, the US president had disregarded the numerous findings of American intelligence agencies which showed that Russia had interfered in the elections, saying that he couldn't see any reason "why it would be Russia," and stating he thought so because Putin had "strongly denied" involvement when asked. The claim had media, as well as politicians in the country in a frenzy, with even some of Trump's most stringent supporters appalled at his statements.
As the backlash over his refusal to condemn Russia grew, Trump came out to claim he had misspoken. "I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'" he said on Tuesday. "The sentence should have been, 'I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.'"
Marx seemed to have had enough of the former reality TV star's constant mental gymnastics, modifying a line from his hit 'Right Here Waiting' to mock the backtracking. "I misspoke. I meant to say I 'wouldn't be right here waiting for you," he tweeted.
The tweet quickly spread through the interwebs, garnering over 150,000 likes and 44,000 retweets. And of course, the trend soon caught on, with many others on Twitterati offering up their own versions of what other famous singers, taking a restrospective cue from Trump, may have meant to say in the lyrics of their songs.
This just in: Bill Withers said he meant to say "I don't know" 26 times in a row in his song "Aint No Sunshine" . Sorry for the confusion. Don't lean on me for facts.— Joe Johnson (@JoeJohnsonOnAir) 18 July 2018
...and Queen has just reported that they meant to say We WON’T Rock You.— Kirk Englehardt 🏝☀️ (@kirkenglehardt) 18 July 2018
Meatloaf has confirmed: He would not do anything for love, but he wouldn’t not do that.— D.H.Ricker (@DHRicker) 18 July 2018
The late @tompetty just said he "will" back down.— Joe Johnson (@JoeJohnsonOnAir) 18 July 2018
From the other side, Whitney issues a press statement clarifying that she WON'T always love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.— Linda Stewart (@LindaFStewart) 18 July 2018
@U2 has just clarified that HAVE found what they were looking for.— The Cycling Snob (@thecyclingsnob) 18 July 2018
And one @MickJagger misspoke; he states that he can get satisfaction.— (Shaker)^2 says BAN THEM NAZIS (@shakersquared) 18 July 2018
Shaggy admitted it was him pic.twitter.com/3Z6Cn0hdzD— Emily Kerbs (@eMclectic) 18 July 2018
TLC just released a statement, they misspoke and meant “Do go chasing waterfalls”— Lori Loria de Hess (@Loriloriahess) 18 July 2018
And the late, great Prince meant to say “I would not die 4U.”— Alafair Burke (@alafairburke) 18 July 2018