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Had Beatles icon Paul McCartney actually died back in 1966, as “music’s most notorious conspiracy theory” claims, he’d probably be rolling over in his grave right now.
That’s because President Trump, whom the still-living-and-performing McCartney referred to as “a mad captain sailing this boat we’re all on” in a 2018 song, just toured a factory in Arizona that makes coronavirus masks with these seemingly tone-deaf lyrics blasting in the background:
“ ‘If this ever changin’ world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, say live and let die.’ ”
McCartney wrote those words for his “Live and Let Die” hit back in 1973. The Guns N’ Roses cover was the one playing as the mask-less Trump toured the factory on Tuesday.
Other more-fitting songs accompanied his visit, such as the Trump rally favorite, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” But it was “Live and Let Die” that stole the show, as critics pounced:
One guy called it “the sequel” to first lady Melania Trump’s infamous jacket, which she wore back in 2018 on her way to visit immigrant children at a border detention center in Texas — it was emblazoned with the text “I Really Don’t Care. Do You?”:
Trump’s tour of the Honeywell HON, -0.02% factory in Phoenix follows Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Mayo Clinic, where he was slammed for not following the rules by not wearing a mask.