Despite being confirmed as the next president of the United States, several Americans still despair to see Trump as the next president of the United States. The Never Trump group today sent a flood of e-mails & tweets to the President-elect today in a last bid effort to keep Trump from ascending to the highest office in the land. The tweet & e-mail hurricane consisted of various youtube & mp3 links to the suicide-causing song "Gloomy Sunday" a.k.a. the "Hungarian Suicide Song."
The song, composed by pianist Hungarian Reszo Seress, was published in 1933. The content of the song which was orginally titled "The World is Ending" consited of the despair of war & man's injusties ending with a quiet prayer to God for mercy on the modern world & the men whom perpetrate these evils. Seress had difficulty finding a publisher for the song which was seen as having "a terrible compelling despair to it, that wouldn't do anyone any good to hear." An apolitical rewrite of the song by Laszlo Javor which became more popular than that of Seress, had lyrics about pledging to meet a dead lover once more in the afterlife. Sam M. Lewis & Desmond Carter wrote English versions of the song in 1936. Hal Kemp, Paul Robeson & Billie Holiday have recorded the song in English which allegedly induces one into a spiral towards suicide.
This seems to be the goal of the Never Trump movement. Founded in the middle of the 2016 presdential campaign, the Never Trump movement consisted of Republicans who thought that Mr. Trump could never truly represent their values as President of the American people. After the November 8th election, the Never Trump movement gained a substantial boost in support as democrats & independents who vehemently oppose the President-elect joined the movement. Never Trumpers have however failed to be organised, directional, or to be seen as sensible by others & Trump support has dominated the news with his victory rallies. Sensing urgency after the electoral college vote, the movement unleashed the suicide song upon Trump using all-caps slogans like "FEEL OUR DESPAIR" and "KNOW WHAT SADNESS IS!" tied to the tweets & links.
Trump responded to the flood of links with a brief video of his own. "I'm so sad. And I don't wanna be sad. [sniff] I'm gonna show the world that people can't make me sad & get away with it. [sniff] You know... [sniff] You know I can consider this an assassination attempt... And I will!... & anybody who sent me a link... [sniff] to this [EXPLETIVE DELETED] song... [sniff]... I'm gonna sue 'em..."