Keith Ellison Sings Song Mocking President Trump

• May 21, 2018 11:40 am


Congressman and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) displayed his singing abilities at this year's MinnRoast event with a song mocking President Donald Trump.

"If I want to be called a stable genius, I just call my best friend Vladamir Putin," Ellison sang while wearing a Trump-style wig and playing an acoustic guitar to the tune of "Guantanamera."

Ellison was accompanied by Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, who played the drums. The song included lyrics about adult film actress Stormy Daniels, special counsel Robert Mueller, collusion with Russia, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R.).

"Now there is one guy I can't stand, even though he voted for me. He called me unhinged and unfit. Which is it, Tim Pawlenty?" Ellison sang.

Pawlenty, who has said he voted for Trump in 2016 after calling him "uninformed" and "unhinged," announced last month he was running to serve another term as governor of Minnesota.

MinnRoast is an annual event put on by MinnPost, a state news publication. The newspaper describes the event as one where local politicians and reporters meet and make fun of one another.

MinnRoast is our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists, singers and actors singing, dancing and poking fun at each other and the state of the state we all love.

This year, the event was attended by a number of the state's top politicians.

Notable names scheduled to appear this year include Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Tina Smith, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Rep. Tom Emmer, Rep. Keith Ellison, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, actress Sally Wingert, actor Tyler Michaels, actress Michelle Hutchison, vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, former MPR host Gary Eichten, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and more.

Ellison followed his song about Trump by singing "This Land Is Your Land."

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