Watch President-Elect Donald Trump Walk Out to the Rolling Stones’ ‘Heart of Stone’ at His Inaugural Concert
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The man who promised to make America great again seems to prefer British musicians. During his inauguration concert, President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, walked down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the strains of the Rolling Stones‘ “Heart of Stone.” You can watch the clip above, even though it appears to have been taken down.
As Spin notes, it appears to be an odd choice for this type of event. Lyrics like “There’ve been so many girls that I’ve known / I’ve made so many cry and still I wonder why / Here comes the little girl / I see her walking down the street / She’s all by herself / I try and knock her off her feet” aren’t likely to assuage the fears of those who believe he will scale back women’s rights.
Back in February, the Stones said that the Trump campaign had used “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Brown Sugar” without their permission. In September 2015, Keith Richards called the idea of a Trump presidency “the worst nightmare.”
The Trumps walked out following a performance by the U.S. Army’s Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. As they prepared for Trump’s appearance, two other Rolling Stones songs were broadcast over the public address system, “Let’s Spend the Night Together” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” After Trump took his seat, the next act was a trio of country singers, Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart and Tim Rushlow of Little Texas.
A single in December 1964, “Heart of Stone” peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released two months later on their third U.S. album, The Rolling Stones, Now!
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