A hit-single featuring President Donald Trump was temporarily removed from the iTunes music store following a snafu that Apple representatives blame on a “miscommunication.”
The single, entitled “Justice for All,” enjoyed a full week at the top of the music store’s popularity chart before its removal. The song is comprised of J6 prisoners singing the national anthem while President Trump recites the Pledge of Allegiance. Some of the biggest names in pop music including Miley Cyrus and and Tim McGraw saw their latest singles slip behind the president’s first musical release.
A portion of proceeds from the song, which can be purchased on the iTunes Store for $1.29, will go to “J6 prisoners and their families in need,” according to Kash Patel who produced the song on behalf of President Trump. Patel questioned whether another song which raised money on behalf of Ukrainian war victims would be scrutinized in the same way.
“It’s no surprise that suppression of free speech and charitable endeavors has now extended to the music entertainment industry and Apple Music. They have pulled down a song that was number one on their own charts for seven straight days, and the only reason they have is because it’s a miscommunication. If we were raising money for Ukraine, like Brad Paisley did, they would never pull this song,” said Patel.
Apple officials reportedly told Patel that a “miscommunication” among staff led to the song being pulled from its online store for several hours, causing “Justice for All” to also be removed from the top of the charts. According to Patel, the officials at one point suggested an intern may have been responsible for the error.
“Seems to have been miscommunication between our communications department and our music operations team,” the Apple Music representative told Patel. “The issue has been escalated and should be back up on our platform soon.”
While Patel’s song must start from scratch in order to once again top the charts, Trump fans continue to boast outside influence on iTunes. “Trump Won” by Natasha Owens occupies the number six spot on the Top 10 Chart, followed by “Justice for All.”