On Thursday afternoon, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (a invoice geared toward getting songwriters, publishers, and producers fairer pay) into legislation, and he did so surrounded by a who’s who of his best possible rock and nation buddies. To his left was Steeley Dan and the Doobie Brothers’ Jeff Baxter (dude with the killer ’stache); to his proper was John Rich of Big & Rich (“he occurred to win the Apprentice, however we gained’t get into that,” Trump mentioned). Also there have been Kid Rock, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love, Christian band MercyMe, Craig Morgan, Grammy president Neil Portnow, RIAA president Mitch Glazier, [insert white man here], plus Sam & Dave’s Sam Moore, and precisely one lady. (Modern music, everyone!)
“Certain entertainers have been taken benefit of however not, due to Trump, are you able to imagine it?” Trump, uh, “joked” on the signing. Meanwhile, Love credited Trump as a “longtime supporter of among the finest music America’s ever made,” who apparently “tried [his] finest to get Whitney Houston in some sort of form.” (We have many questions, too.) Kanye West was anticipated to attend the signing however was a no-show, as a substitute assembly afterward with Trump and Jared Kushner for some lunchtime schmoozing on the White House. Rewatch the entire thing under.