27 July, 2016 - NME.com
The Freedom Girls, a group consisting of three patriotic American pre-teen kids that performed at a recent Donald Trump rally, are now suing the US Presidential hopeful.
Dubbed online as the 'Trumpettes', the group performed at a Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida, singing a song that included lyrics like "President Donald Trump knows how to make America great!" and "Enemies of freedom! Face The music! C’mon boys! Take ’em down… Deal from strength or get crushed every time!"
Jeff Popick, father of one of the group's members and author of the aforementioned song, has told The Washington Post that he planned to sue Trump's campaign group for violating an agreement it had with the group.
Popick says he initially asked for $2,500 for the group to perform, with the campaign instead offering a merch table of sorts where they could pre-sell albums.
However, Popick says that "complete chaos" at the rally meant that there was no table. "They clearly had made no provisions for that," he added.
"This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit," Popick said. "I'm doing this because I think they have to do the right thing. And if this means having to go through the court system to enforce them doing the right thing, then that's what I have to do. I'm not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing."
Trump was recently confirmed as the Republican candidate for this year's US election.