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- Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he feels “like Elvis” after “beating Taylor Swift.”
- The Trump song topped the iTunes chart in the US on March 11.
- The track features Capitol rioters singing the national anthem from jail, with Trump adding voiceovers.
Former President Donald Trump said he feels “like Elvis” after his single with the J6 Prison Choir topped the charts and outranked Taylor Swift.
Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he was elated that his track was doing so well. The song, “Justice for All,” was released on March 3, and topped the US iTunes charts on March 11.
“The J6 is beating Taylor Swift. It’s Donald Trump and the J6 prisoners, and on iTunes, and on Amazon, and on Billboard, which is the big deal,” Trump told Hannity in an interview that aired on Monday.
“Number one, Donald Trump,” he added. “So now I feel like Elvis.”
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“Justice for All” was sung by a group of men incarcerated for their suspected role in the Capitol riot. Known collectively as the J6 Prison Choir, they sang a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from behind bars.
The men then requested that Trump lend his voice to the recording, per CNN. The final version of the song is interspersed with a voiceover from Trump, where he recites the Pledge of Allegiance from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach. The song ends with the men chanting “U-S-A” several times.
Trump and Swift have publicly feuded in the past.
In 2020, Trump tweeted that he would send the National Guard down to Minneapolis after protests erupted over George Floyd’s murder, writing that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Swift tweeted her response to his comment, saying: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November.”
Trump’s interview with Fox News comes amidst an ongoing investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg into Trump’s potential involvement in hush money payments to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump could face up to four years in prison if convicted.
A Trump spokesman and representatives for Swift did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment sent outside regular business hours.