Who Is Responsible for Donald Trump’s Creepy Girl Group?

If you’ve been browsing the Internet over the last couple of days, you must have run across this.

USA Freedom Girls (or just Freedom Girls, if you prefer) showed up at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida, to offer this, er, tribute to the man who might (frightfully) become the next president of the United States. “President Donald Trump” is increasingly the three most frightening words in the English language.

But back to these singing moppets. Who are they and….why?

They’re managed by Jeffery Popick who modeled the group (sort of) on a K-pop/Japanese idol template. Here’s what he told the Washington Post:

Asked about the birth of USA Freedom Kids, Popick said the group coalesced over the past two years, and the current lineup started performing in earnest about six months ago. Building up momentum wasn’t easy.

“When you’re dealing with kids, there are all kinds of issues,” he said. “There are family issues. Parents have agendas. There’s soccer, and on and on and on. This really required a meaningful commitment … We went through several girls.”

The USA Freedom Kids team, according to Popick, includes the three performers; two girls who, like Brian Wilson, are “really strictly in the studio”; five dancers; and “vocal coaches, music producers, music engineers and choreographers.” And though Popick won’t say how much the girls are paid for their appearances, he stresses that they “are compensated.”

Oh, dear. We need to watch this. Read more at Jezebel.

But if you think that was the weirdest video to appear on the Internet this past week, uh-uh. Try this


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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