Donald Trump Is Not The Leader Of Mary Weiss’s Pack

by Kaleigh Wright

This week Mary Weiss, lead singer of the 60s girl group The Shangri-Las, took to Facebook to tell Donald Trump to stop using their hit song “Leader of The Pack.”

Trump has been using the song, without permission from the band, at his “rallies.” You know, those nice political rallies that usually end in someone getting punched in the face while The Donald spurs on his supporters, promising to pay their legal fees when they get arrested for assaulting peaceful protesters. Why wouldn’t a band want their song to be playing joyfully in the background?

Mary posted on Facebook, “I do not want anyone to think that I would in any way shape or form endorse this man. A letter will be sent, but if you hear one of our songs at any of his engagements, please note I did not and never would authorize it. Thank you for your understanding.” But she wasn’t done quite yet. She later added this jab, “Actually I throw up in my mouth a little knowing that this is being done! Of all the people…I will never endorse hatred of any groups of people and would never give my permission to use this song. Thank you, Mary.” No Mary, thank you.

The best part of all of this is, I don’t actually think the Trump campaign even listened to the song before deciding to use it as their theme. Sure the title sounds very much like what Donald Trump believes he is, but take a closer look at the lyrics, and well… it’s not great. The song starts when a nice girl meets a rough and tough biker from the “wrong side of town.” Naturally, her parents make her break it off. This guy, this “leader of the pack,” is such a big baby that he zooms off into the night and gets into a fatal car crash. “Leader of the pack – now he’s gone.”

On second thought, it’s pretty accurate. But you can decide for yourself.

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