Donald Trump To DJ At Mar-A-Lago Dinners


Donald Trump is reportedly set to play “the role of disc jockey” while treating guests of his Mar-a-Lago Club to “great music.”

In a note dated Wednesday, members of the Palm Beach, Florida, resort were informed that the former president would be playing music “until the late evening” on Friday and Saturday. Although the note suggests that the music will be selected by Trump, it is not clear whether he will be in attendance throughout both nights.

“Great music will be played during dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, with President Trump playing the role of disc jockey,” the note reads, according to a copy shared to Twitter by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. “The music will be amazing, it will be lots of fun, and will go until the late evening.”

“For those who will be unable to be seated, the bar will be open for drinks,” it continues. “We look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!”

Trump’s apparent new role as disc jockey prompted a raft of responses on social media, largely from those mocking the former president.

Some predicted that club members would be subjected to continuous loops of Trump rally favorites like the Village People’s “Macho Man” or Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” while others suggested that the one-term president should play songs like the Beatles’ “I’m a Loser.”

Representative Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted a suggested playlist for the former president’s DJ stint, including the songs “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds, “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol, “Back in the USSR” by the Beatles and “Loser” by Beck.

In addition to expressing an affinity for show tunes and the music of classic crooners like Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Trump has also indicated a love for classic rock. His rallies have included the music of Queen, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, R.E.M., Journey, Neil Young, Tina Turner, Journey, and Billy Joel.

An artist frequently cited as one of Trump’s favorites is Elton John, who has objected to his music being played at his rallies. John Fogerty sent a cease and desist letter after his Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Fortunate Son” was played repeatedly during Trump’s failed 2020 campaign.

“I wrote this song because, as a veteran, I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political and financial privilege,” Fogerty wrote in an October 2020 statement. “I also wrote about wealthy people not paying their fair share of taxes. Mr. Trump is a prime example of both of these issues.”

Regardless of the music that the former president chooses to play at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s own words suggest that those listening may want to consider refraining from criticism. In his 1987 book The Art of the Deal, the future president recalled an elementary school incident where he physically attacked a teacher that he disagreed with on music.

“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye – I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled,” Trump wrote. “I’m not proud of that, but it’s clear evidence that even early on I had a tendency to stand up and make my opinions known in a very forceful way.”