"Initially, I didn’t want to write a song about Donald Trump,” singer Loudon Wainwright III told Salon. “But sometimes in the course of human events things get so weird that you can’t look a gift horse in the mouth, especially if the horse has a real mouth on him."
So Wainwright penned a darkly comic image of a Trump presidency, "I Had a Dream," then tapped famed director Judd Apatow to executive produce the music video, which premiered on FunnyorDie.com.
"I Had a Dream" Visualizes a Trump Presidency"I had a dream I don't know what it meant / but I dreamed Donald Trump was our president" Wainwright croons from his bed, as his TV set shares the news "[Chris] Christie Named White House Pet."
Wainwright gets out a bed to scream out the window, "Just wait there's more / He made [Sen.] Jeff Sessions Secretary of War."
As a child wearing a Trump toupee knocks blocks over a large map, Wainwright predicts "He built them that wall / He blew up Cuba and carpet bombed Montreal."
Secretary of Hate Rush LimbaughWainwright walks about town, and everyone is sporting a Trump haircut. Eventually a mob forms to force the singer to wear the requisite wig. He later tries to drown his sorrows in beer, but spits it out when he learns he's drinking "Trumpweiser: Trump of Beers."
He ticks off more disturbing appointments: Newt Gingrich for Secretary of State and Rush Limbaugh for "Secretary of Hate." Then he ends on a cautionary note: "Dreams come true and there's prophecy / and sometimes the nightmare is a reality."
This is not the first Wainwright-Apatow collaboration; the singer had a recurring role in Apatow's 2001 TV show "Undelcared."