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DNC Chair Perez Dragged for Horrible, Bizarre Rendition of ‘Old McDonald’

'And on that farm he kept all those bills that passed the House'

DNC Chairman Tom Perez criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) Wednesday by invoking a nursery rhyme but inserting McConnell's name into it.

He started by referring to McConnell as "McDonald" before correcting himself and leading into his rendition of "Old McDonald Had a Farm."

"But this president's too busy tweeting. And his lap dog in Kentucky, McDonal—McConnell. Old McConnell had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he kept all those bills that passed the House, E-I-E-I-O," Perez told the crowd prior to the second night of the Democratic debate.

Perez's stilted delivery received tepid applause, and he proceeded to deliver a line about formerly being a garbage man and knowing that "this administration is a dumpster fire."

His attempt at humor met strong criticism from journalists and pundits on Twitter.

Perez was even compared, unfavorably, to former DNC chief Howard Dean, who ruined his short-lived 2004 presidential campaign with a primal yell he unleashed during a campaign stop.