The singer-songwriter takes aim at Trump in holiday cover
Fiona Apple has shared a Christmas song that pokes fun of Donald Trump.
The singer-songwriter’s take on Nat King Cole’s festive standard ‘The Christmas Song’ features several lines aimed squarely at the president-elect.
“Trump’s nuts roasting on an open fire/as he keeps nipping at his foes,” she begins. “You cry ‘creep uncle’ every time he arrives for he keeps clawing at your clothes.”
It continues: “Everybody knows some money and entitlement can help to make the season white/Mothers of color with their kids out of sight will find it hard to sleep at night.”
Apple closes off the song with: “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas. Donald Trump, fuck you.” Watch her sing the full song below.
The New York artist was among a number of musicians including Keith Richards, Iggy Pop and Ringo Starr to join a fundraising campaign for the refugee crisis and victims of religious and political violence last month.
Apple’s 1996 track ‘Criminal’ was chosen by US president Barack Obama as one of his picks for his annual summer playlist.
The singer’s last album ‘The Idler Wheel…’ was released in 2012, it followed 2005’s ‘Extraordinary Machine’. In 2014, Apple wrote the opening theme for the Golden Globe-winning American drama series The Affair.