Trump Trolls Democrats With ‘Everybody Hurts’ Parody From State Of The Union

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump poked fun at his Democratic presidential challengers in a since-deleted Twitter video posted Friday afternoon.

The video features the ubiquitous song “Everbody Hurts” by R.E.M. overlaid on footage from the State of the Union address. The footage features shots of Democrats like California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, California Sen. Kamala Harris and others.

The video was first created by Twitter user “CarpeDonktum,” whose bio section reads “Eternally Sarcastic Memesmith specializing in the creation of Images and Videos. I tweet and meme in support of Donald Trump. Posted content is 100% original.”

The user frequently tweets memes and videos featuring prominent Democrats in humorous sketches of music and animation.

Exactly what prompted Trump’s tweet is unclear, but it came just hours after he declared a national emergency at the southern border in the Rose Garden. Trump spent much of his State of the Union address urging Democratic lawmakers to give him full $5.7 billion in funding for his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border.  (RELATED: Here’s What Would Happen If Trump Declared A National Emergency)

Ultimately Trump accepted the deal despite it only delivering $1.375 billion in funding, resolving that he will make up the difference in funding with his national emergency declaration.