Demi Lovato just released a passionate song called “Commander In Chief” and the target is more than obvious: Donald Trump.
Demi doesn’t mince words. She calls him out for being selfish, using the government for his own personal gain, and “lining his pockets deep.”
But honestly, Demi could have gone so much further.
He has done so many horrible things over the last few years — the Muslim ban, the trans military ban, deliberately spreading lies about COVID, raping women, joking about raping women, trying to steal a SCOTUS seat, ripping immigrant families apart and detaining them indefinitely, actively trying to end Roe v. Wade, actively trying to sabotage the USPS to win the election, and so so much more.
Trump is a rapist, a racist, a cheat, a liar, a crook.
“Commander in Chief, honestly if I did the things you do, I couldn’t sleep”
But Trump has no conscience, no morals.
The fact that she even calls him “Commander-in-Chief” is generous considering he uses the military to avenge his own personal vendettas. (He recently claimed he wanted to “fuck Iran up.”)
I’m sure if Trump hears this song, he won’t think twice.
So, what’s more important at this point is how her followers react. Can she rally them? Can she convince them that Trump truly doesn’t have their own best interests at heart?
Overall, I commend Demi for being so fearless in putting her own opinions out there. But that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. It’s what she’s always done.
Back in 2017, she told Notion magazine,
“If you are not using your voice and not standing up for the things you believe in, and not being vocal about certain topics, then you’re just basking in the glory of a very egotistical career.”
And that’s exactly what she’s done and will continue to do. “Commander In Chief” is just a small example of this.
I pray this song will get through to her fans. And although I personally couldn’t write a song about Trump without cursing him out, perhaps her restraint will serve her will. Perhaps her passion and her carefully chosen words will prove more effective. Perhaps it’s exactly what we need right now.
The music video for “Commander In Chief” drops October 14, 2020, at 11 PM EST.