If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump over the past few months, it’s that he’s a vain narcissist who thinks extremely highly of himself and his wealth. A new video, released by the Patriotic Artists and Creatives PAC ― a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC ― puts the focus on his self-regard, with a little help from Carly Simon.
Simon’s best-known song, “You’re So Vain,” is the soundtrack to the video, which marks the first time the singer has allowed the song to be used for a political cause. The video, produced and directed by Jon Vein and Fred Goldring, was posted on Saturday ― just a day ahead of the second presidential debate.
It shows clips of various journalists and media personalities pointing out Trump’s narcissism and the nominee speaking highly of himself while Simon’s song plays. The song needed almost no changing to apply to the real estate mogul-turned-politician, but the one adjustment Simon did make was spot-on: she replaced the line, “your scarf, it was apricot,” with the more appropriate “your face, it was apricot.”
In a statement obtained by CNN, a rep for the music icon said Simon “is alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump reaching the White House and has joined other creative voices in making a definitive statement.”
We hear that statement loud and clear.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.