This is a story that could only involve a man like Donald Trump.
You remember the USA Freedom Kids, right? The group of young girls who performed that wacky song about The Donald at a campaign rally a few months ago?
Yeah, so, DRAMA ALERT!
The viral performance for the Trump campaign kicked off a series of media appearances for the group, and success seemed like it was ahead.
After all, just re-watch their video one time to be reminded of the AMAZING (not actually amazing) lyrics and melodies (below):
All that viral fame has been been ruined as Jeff Popick, the father of the smallest of the girls — and writer of their song, Freedom’s Call — says he’s going to file a lawsuit against the Trump campaign for violating its agreement with the group!
According to Popick, the campaign had a verbal agreement with the group to make appearances with the campaign, until everything fell apart:
“This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit. I’m doing this because I think they have to do the right thing. And if this means having to go through the court system to enforce them doing the right thing, then that’s what I have to do. I’m not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing.”
The discontent started soon after the viral video was posted, with the Trump camp asking the Freedom Kids to perform at other appearances in Florida.
Initially, Popick wanted the girls to be paid for the work, of course, and eventually that devolved into just the ability to have a table set up at campaign appearances where they could sell albums. For Popick, that apparently sounded like a good deal.
Only, when they went to the actual venue the day of their agreement, it was “complete chaos,” according to the dad:
“They clearly had made no provisions for that.”
That’s not even the worst part, though!
Months later, when The Donald decided to skip January’s FOX News debate and hold an event for veterans in Iowa instead, his campaign called Popick and asked the Freedom Kids to perform… on That. Very. Same. Day.
The dad and the three girls rushed to jump on a plane to Chicago, and then planned on driving all the way to Iowa, but when they landed in Chicago, Popick turned his phone on to find that their performance had abruptly been cancelled.
The campaign asked the kids to still show up for the event, even seating them within “arm’s length” of the media, but no performance or payment ever came about. Popick picked up the tab on the plane tickets, the rental car, hotels, everything.
After getting home, he called and emailed the campaign “again and again and again,” but without luck. Popick claims he’s been passed around from staffer to staffer, and that nobody has any real clue what’s going on with his group.
And it’s making him mad:
“These are guys that insist they’re straight shooters. ‘You may not like what we’re going to say, but we mean what we say and we say what we mean’ — and they just would not say anything of any substance! I’ve invested a lot of time, effort, money and it’s just been complete silence.”
Sounds like a typical Trump business deal!
But if you think Popick won’t vote for Trump now because of it, well, you’ve obviously overestimated this guy:
“What he’s done to my group or what he’s not done for my group doesn’t necessarily make him the best candidate, it doesn’t make him the worst candidate. I still have to mull that over. He might still be the best candidate as president of the United States — or not.”
Trump leaves unpaid bills and countless controversies for your daughter’s musical group, the campaign has treated you poorly the entire time you’ve been around, and you STILL can’t admit to yourself that maybe The Donald is awful and you shouldn’t vote for him?!?!