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Not since Nixon lost Cronkite - and Middle America in the process - has a public figure issued such a potentially forceful rallying cry against the abuses of a sitting President.
Eminem’s freestyle video which played at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Thursday is trending on Twitter, YouTube and being passed through Facebook feeds like by like. Not since Nixon lost Cronkite – and Middle America in the process – has a public figure issued such a potentially forceful rallying cry against the abuses of a sitting President.
The setting for the “The Storm” is a garage in Detroit. Eminem, outfitted in a dark hoodie, encircled by men sitting atop early model cars with headlights lit, begins the video with the line, “This is the calm before the storm right here”.
The line is a reference to Trump’s appearance on October 5, 2017 with a group of military leaders and their wives, in which the President implied the gathering represented “the calm before the storm”. When pressed by reporters to clarify what “calm before the storm” meant, the President replied, “you’ll find out.”
Eminem references Hillary Clinton in the line, “Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions? Same s— that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered.”
His reference to Colin Kaepernick, “F— that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist, And keep that s— balled like Donald the b—-” received over 205,000 retweets and 400,000 likes on Twitter when Mr. Kaepernick tweeted “I appreciate you @Eminem.”
This is the calm before the storm right here.
Wait, how was I gonna start this off? I forgot. …