The father who founded the infamous USA Freedom Kids, whose performance at a Florida Trump rally went viral in January, is suing the campaign of presidential nominee Donald Trump. He argues that Trump failed to compensate the Kids for their performance, despite a verbal agreement. Apparently Trump won’t even pay out to performers that support him and his presidential campaign.
Jeff Popick, the father of the youngest member of the singing group, is clear that he still supports Trump. However, he wants his children to learn that it isn’t right to take advantage of others. He told the Washington Post, “This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit. I’m not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing.”
In January, the Kids appeared onstage at a Trump rally wearing American flag themed dresses and sang lyrics like, “President Donald Trump knows how to make America great. Deal from strength or get crushed every time.” The performance was completed by accompanying dance moves and a final salute, and went viral when it was posted online. Apparently that was not enough to win the Kids compensation for their work promoting Trump.
For a refresher, watch the video here:
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.