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Why Trump Used "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

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Been thinking about why Trump played "You Can't Always Get What You Want" after his acceptance speech on Thursday. It doesn't seem like the message a conquering hero wants to convey in his moment of glory, but maybe it's designed to send a message to Republicans who have voiced their discontent.

Surveys have shown that there is nothing Trump can do at this point to lose his core supporters - he could go trophy hunting for endangered elephants with Charlie Sheen and still keep their approval. So instead of a typical victory song like the McFadden & Whitehead jam "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" or the standard bearer, "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang, he can instead reach out to the voters he's trying to sway, sending a subtle missive with the song.

Consider the chorus:

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes
Well you just might find
You get what you need

Say you're a Bernie Sanders or a Ted Cruz supporter. You didn't get the guy you wanted, and now you need another option. Along comes Trump to give you what you need, even if it's not what you want.

I hear another message as well:

We went down to the demonstration
To get your fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

At this demonstration (the convention), Trump certainly took his fair share of abuse, notably when Ted Cruz wouldn't endorse him. Could this be a sly warning to those who oppose him? Or maybe it's a plea to the giant swaths of the electorate looking to vent their frustrations with politics and corruption.

Whatever the meaning, The Stones want no part of it - they Tweeted: "The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump. You Can't Always Get What You Want was used without the band's permission."


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