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'Don't play with me, 'cause you're playing with fire': Trump adopts ominous new walk-on music after vowing impeachment revenge

They say the music is the message, and it probably doesn’t take much reading between the lines to get the meaning behind the music Donald Trump walked on stage to at his Colorado Springs rally on Thursday night.

As the president stepped out in front of the crowd, The Rolling Stones’ 1965 song Play WIth Fire blasted out across the venue.

The lyric: “But don't play with me, 'cause you're playing with fire,” might indicate a new, ominous, post-impeachment cockiness.

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The president is out for revenge against those involved in his impeachment — does the song serve as a warning to them? Is it aimed at those that testified? Or at Adam Schiff? Nancy Pelosi? Mitt Romney?

He also has a host of potential Democrat opponents to goad during their party’s primaries. Is this a message to them? Time will tell.

He has already removed Alexander Vindman from his position as an expert with the National Security Council following his testimony during the impeachment hearings. Lt Col Vindman's twin brother, Evgeny, lost his job at the same time.

And the same day, another witness, Gordon Sondland, announced that he had been recalled from his posting as US ambassador to the European Union.

Mr Trump has been using music by The Rolling Stones for years now — much to their displeasure and irritation that there is nothing they can do about it.

In a 2016 Q&A, Mick Jagger explained: “So, the thing is, when you appear in America...if you're in a public place like Madison Square Garden or a theater, you can play any music you want, and you can't be stopped. So, if you write a song and someone plays it in a restaurant that you go to, you can't stop them. They can play what they want.” 

Trump walks off to Rolling Stones 'You Can't Always Get What You want'

Mr Trump also ends each of his rallies with The Stones’ hit You Can't Always Get What You Want.

A number of artists have expressed similar annoyance at their music being used at Mr Trump’s rallies. 

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