Songwriter’s daughter: Trump is the ‘living embodiment of the snake that my father wrote about’

Oscar Brown Jr.’s daughters are criticizing President Trump for his interpretation of their father’s song “The Snake.” 

During an interview on CNN, the late performer’s daughters were asked to explain the message of the song.

“The elephant in the room is that Trump is the living embodiment of the snake that my father wrote about in that song,” Africa Brown said. 

{mosads}”It’s an African tradition to use stories to impart wisdom and that’s exactly what that was, teaching us about that.”

Oscar Brown Jr., a singer, songwriter, poet and activist who died in 2005, wrote “The Snake” in the early 1960s. It is a tale of a woman taking in a snake to nurse it back to health and care for it, only for the snake to bite her.

Trump frequently read “The Snake” at rallies during his 2016 presidential campaign, refashioning it as an argument for tougher immigration laws.

He again read the tale during his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Africa Brown said during the interview that Trump can change the last part of the song when it says, “You knew darn well I was a snake before you took me in.”

“He could say, before you voted me in,” she said.

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