President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, White House Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows, Donald Trump Jr. and his mistress Kimberly Guilfoyle partied and danced while the U.S. Capitol was attacked by Trump supporters on Jan. 6. Five people died after the riot.
Donald Jr. filmed as the family danced to Laura Branigan’s song “Gloria” while they watched the “Save America March,” which turned into a nightmarish display of anarchy and chaos at the U.S. Capitol, reports The Queensland Times.
Showbiz 411 reports that Branigan’s estate slammed Trump’s use of her song “Gloria”:
Kathy Golik, Branigan’s Legacy Manager Tweeted: “No permission to use “Gloria,” nor endorsement of him, past or present, was granted to Pres. Trump on behalf of Laura or her legacy management company, & we strongly & vehemently DO NOT condone yesterday’s events at the Capitol.”
She added when another Tweeter said it was a cover song: “It is HER song. Of course Umberto Tozzi co-wrote it & recorded it first. The song and melody are the same, but new English lyrics were written & a new music arrangement. The song in the video in question was Laura’s song “Gloria.”
Golik is defiant, rightly so, in her protection of Branigan’s memory. “I made multiple public statements regarding that since Sept. when used in Trump’s pre-election rallies-that his use of “Gloria” neither implies, nor constitutes, any endorsement of any candidate, & that holds true for use of it when he spoke in GA recently too…Agreed that we need beautiful music at the worst of times & anytime; however, neither we, nor Laura would ever condone her music being associated with anything violent, anywhere, or by whomever. It’s not about politics, but being human.”