Stephen Colbert showcases new song to mock Donald Trump for stiffing trio of young girls

Stephen Colbert presents the USA Freedom Grown-Ups
(Image credit: Late Show)

When a trio of young girls, the "USA Freedom Kids," performed an original song at a Donald Trump rally in Florida earlier this year, Trump "took the 'free' part literally," neglecting to give them a table to sell CDs, as agreed, after already negotiating zero pay with the girls' manager, Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show. This isn't the first time Trump has been accused of stiffing contractors, but Colbert drew the line at a group of kids who "sounded like a bald eagle marching on a Casio keyboard."

"Well folks, Donald Trump thinks he can get away with this, but I'm going to hold him accountable and get his attention with a flashy song-and-dance number," Colbert said. "And because I don't think children should be involved in the dirty world of politics, here with a new song for Donald Trump, please welcome the USA Freedom Grown-Ups." The new group is decidedly older, and has more Y chromosomes, than the USA Freedom Kids, but their song is equally catchy, with the same "Over There"-meets-Blondie sound and awkward syllabic emphasis, if slightly different lyrics. "That might be your real hair, but you're a fake billionaire," the USA Freedom Grown-Ups sing. "Pay people what they've earned, and release your tax returns!" You can watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.