Three little girls wearing red, white and blue who performed at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday have become instant celebrities on social media.
But their reviews are definitely mixed and largely divided along political lines.
The girls — Bianca, Izzy and Alexis — are known as the USA Freedom Kids.
At the rally, they sang and danced to a song with lyrics that included these lines:
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“President Donald Trump knows how to make America great.”
“Deal from strength or get crushed every time.”
“When freedom rings, answer the call!”
New York magazine reports that the song was written by Florida businessman Jeff Popick, father of Alexis.
He described himself as a free-thinking “independent” who said “we’re trying to spread an inspirational message of freedom, so we go to wherever we’re called to do that.”
He has read all of Trump’s books and thinks he’s “a genius on many fronts. He’s always inspired me.”
Popick said the girls love to perform, though apparently they haven’t done that much in front of Democratic audiences. “They don’t seem to really respond to the patriotic call, if you will, in the way the Republicans do,” Popick said of Democrats.
“The Republican people, like me, have tears in their eyes when they hear the national anthem. I think you’re either on the side of freedom or you’re not, the Republicans choose that team more than the Democrats do.”
When video of the girls’ performance at the rally hit social media, opinions were definitely divided.
Mother Jones dubbed it a “creepy song and dance routine.”