Running head: ZERO TOLERANCE
The video begins by the current president of the US, President Donald John Trump, using
song lyrics to compare killer snakes to immigrants. When Trump takes the stage that day at a
presidential campaign across the country, he gets out a piece of paper which he often use during
the campaigns. On the piece of that paper is lyrics to a song composed back in the 1960s by
Oscar Brown Jr., a civil rights activist about “the Snake.” The lyric tells of a woman who takes
in a snake to her home and nurses him to normal health. To her surprise, the snake fatally bites
the woman and justifies himself that that was his real identity (Kirk, 2019). To Donald Trump,
the lyrics are imbued with another specific meaning. What Trump m...
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