Rufus Wainwright & Darren Criss Bash Donald Trump in Symbolic 'Sword of Damocles' Watch


Rufus Wainwright launched his new, politically charged tune “Sword of Damocles” on Wednesday (Oct. 31) together with a brand new music video starring Darren Criss.

Wainwright’s swelling piano ballad drips in political satire, utilizing his video platform as a approach to immediately handle President Trump. In the video’s opening textual content, he informs Trump that “This historical story, from the 4th century, jogs my memory of you. Love, Rufus.”

The textual content then begins to inform the story of Damocles, a servant “brat” who’s jealous of the king’s energy. “Through supernatural forces, the 2 roles are switched. The smug, inexperienced commoner turns into the king.”

With “Sword of Damocles,” Wainwright attracts an apparent correlation between the commoner-turned-king and Trump’s personal ascent to the presidency, imploring the ruler to “launch the sword of Damocles and provides it to the authorities.”

The “Sword of Damocles” stars Wainwright alongside Criss, his longtime admirer. The two sit reverse each other at an extended desk and visually depict a reliable ruler (Wainwright) being usurped by a idiot (Criss).

Wainwright ends the powerfully symbolic “Sword of Damocles” video with only one phrase: vote.

“This is my inventive response to what’s presently transpiring throughout the American authorities and the way its collapse is affecting each facet of existence for us all," Wainwright mentioned in a launch. “With the Midterm Elections across the nook, it’s necessary for everybody to take a stand and contribute ultimately — it’s all fingers on deck.”

Watch the total “Sword of Damocles” video under.