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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'

• July 31, 2019 8:21 pm

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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.