A couple of weeks ago, Loudon Wainwright III released “I Had a Dream,” a chilling song about a dream he had where Donald Trump did in fact become the president of the United States. Funny or Die premiered its corresponding music video starring Wainwright himself.
Gaining more than 30,000 plays on Soundcloud since its release, the political satire track has drawn a lot of attention. Wainwright, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has previously riffed on the likes of the Clintons, George W. Bush and Jesse Helms, gained help from Judd Apatow to executive-produce a video for the song.
“I got involved because I love Loudon Wainwright as much as I don’t love Trump,” stated Apatow. “Hopefully this song will not make sense in a year—when Trump is back to running his prestigious university full time.”
Directed by Myles Kane and Marc Philippe Eskenazi, the video features Wainwright awaking from his dream to find that it has come true. People on the street sport the trademark Trump ‘do and Wainwright gawks at them like he’s in an episode of The Twilight Zone. A toddler, also in a Trump wig and suit, portrays the Republican nominee, using building blocks to construct a wall, vigorously knocking it down and then falling asleep.
Watch the hilarious, yet sobering video above, and listen to Wainwright’s song here.