Donald Trump Reportedly Still Listens To Mac Miller's "Donald Trump"

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room of the White House May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump is still a fan of Mac Miller's song despite the legal threats.

Remember Mac Miller's breakthrough single, "Donald Trump?" It was the song that helped Mac breakthrough into the mainstream and pretty much served as an anthem for summer 2011. Of course, Donald Trump was initially a big fan of the song and even said that Mac Miller was the "next Eminem." Two years later, Trump took to his favorite social media platform, and threatened Mac with legal action for using his name on a song that generated millions of hits. Despite this, a recent report suggests that Donald Trump not only listens, but brags about the fact that his name was used in a popular rap song.

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a 2500 pages of testimony about a 2016 meeting with Trump aides and Russians earlier this week. In the document, there's a 375 page interview with music publicist Rob Goldstone. The Outline's Drew Millard revealed an excerpt from the transcript that revealed that Trump bragging about how he inspired and received a platinum plaque for Mac Miller's 2011 hit.

"We went and had about 10 minutes with Mr. Trump. Emin said hello, posed for a photograph. Mr. Trump at the time was listening to very loud rap music when we walked in, because he knew I was in music, said, look, I’ve been presented with a platinum disk for a song called, ‘Donald Trump,’ to which I —that’s how I remember this incident. I cautioned him that he should perhaps look at the words to the song before he enjoyed it so much."

Despite making the song, Mac Miller regrets making the song in light of Trump's presidency. However, Trump still seems to bump it every once in a while. 

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Donald Trump Reportedly Still Listens To Mac Miller's "Donald Trump"
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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.