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Randy Rainbow Blasts Trump's Coronavirus Response in New Parody: Watch

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Randy Rainbow in "The Coronavirus Lament"

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, President Donald Trump is taking fire from all sides for his administration's lackluster response to the disease's spread throughout the United States. His latest critic, internet star Randy Rainbow, is adding a much-needed musical twist to his denunciation.

On Friday (March 14), Rainbow posted his latest parody titled "The Coronavirus Lament," playing directly off of "Adelaide's Lament" from the 1950 musical Guys and Dolls. While the original song sees a woman singing about developing cold symptoms due to her stressful relationship, Rainbow's version instead sees Rainbow going after Trump in a press conference, asking him why he first categorized the deadly virus as a hoax, and what his administration is planning on doing to curb its spread.

While Trump dodges Rainbow's faux questions, the singer begins roasting the president for caring more about his own political aspirations than the health and safety of the public. "In other words, while you're worrying more/ For your own re-election bid/ A person can develop COVID," Rainbow sings.

He quickly shifts to Vice President Pence, who Trump put in charge of the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak back in February, saying his desire to do as Trump says is against the public's interest. "In other words, just from kissing Trump's a--/ By indulging his ego trips/ A person could develop chapped lips," Rainbow sneers.

As the video goes on, Rainbow suddenly finds himself in a similar position as many people across America — stuck in his home under self-quarantine. As he lists off the various symptoms of the virus and sees increasingly negative news coverage, Rainbow begins to spiral, before finally summing up everything wrong with what's happening. "From a lack of intelligent leadership/ To a headline that's getting real old/ A person can develop a bad, bad cold," he belts.

Check out Randy Rainbow's latest parody "The Coronavirus Lament" below:

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