“USA Freedom Kids” group suing Donald Trump over broken business promises

After performing at a rally earlier this year, they say the politician cheated them out of money


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    During the Democratic National Convention last night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren listed the many reasons why Donald Trump is unfit to be any kind of leader, let alone the next President of the United States. She described him as “a man who inherited a fortune from his father and kept it going by cheating people and skipping out on debts. A man who has never sacrificed anything for anyone. A man who cares only for himself — every minute of every day.”

    Though Warren’s speech might’ve been read as a little too blunt, what she said certainly wasn’t untrue — at least according to the “USA Freedom Kids” ensemble. If you’ll recall, the musical act drew national attention after it gave a somewhat controversial performance at a Trump rally in Pensacola earlier this year. The group’s manager, Jeff Popick, said he and Trump were once on good business terms, but that things have since turned sour on account of Trump’s many failed promises. It’s gotten so bad that he is now planning to slap the GOP nominee with a lawsuit.

    He explained to the Washington Post (via Mother Jones) how “USA Freedom Kids” and Trump’s business relationship came to be, and how it so quickly came to crash and burn:

    “It started in Pensacola. When Popick first reached out to the Trump campaign about performing, he spoke with various people including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. His understanding from the campaign was that the Kids would make two appearances in Florida, where Popick lives. The first event didn’t come to fruition, and Popick says he asked for $2,500 in payment for the second performance, in Pensacola. The campaign made a counter-offer: How about a table where the group could pre-sell albums?”


    Popick claimed later that the table was never provided and that countless calls to the presidential hopeful went unanswered. That was, until the Republican National Convention. According to Popick, who is the father of the youngest member of the “USA Freedom Kids”, Trump’s camp promised to have the group perform in Cleveland as a peace offering of sorts for all the broken agreements. To no one’s surprise, that engagement fell through, and now Popick feels left with no other choice but to sue Trump.

    Popick said he isn’t asking for a billion dollars in compensation; weirdly enough — and perhaps this is part of Trump’s vicious brainwashing cycle of deception — he’d simply be satisfied with an opportunity to have the “USA Freedom Kids” perform at a big Trump event in the future. Of course, he’s assuming that such a thing would actually materialize and that pigs will one day fly.

    Above, revisit that strange Pensacola performance by the “USA Freedom Kids”.