Former US President Donald Trump released a song with a choir of men imprisoned in connection to the January 6 Capitol riot.
The song “Justice for All” by Donald J Trump and the J6 Prison Choir was released on Friday and is now available on streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.
The song intersperses the choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and ends with the prisoners chanting “U-S-A! “.
The J6 Prison Choir consists of a group of about 20 men who are being held at the Washington, DC jail, according to Forbes, which first reported on the song being produced.
The Capitol riot defendants in the DC jail are said to sing the national anthem every night.
Profits from the song are due to be given to the families of those imprisoned for their roles in the riot through an LLC run by conservative commentator Ed Henry, according to Forbes. However, proceeds will not go to the families of those who assaulted a police officer, the outlet said.
Trump specifically recorded the Pledge of Allegiance for this single at Mar-a-Lago a few weeks ago, Forbes reported, while the jailed choir recorded their part over a jailhouse phone a month ago.
Trump in sympathy with Capitol rioters
Insider reports that Trump has regularly expressed sympathy for those jailed over the insurrection, frequently decrying their “unfair” treatment and suggesting he would pardon them if he were to be re-elected as president.
Since leaving office, Trump has remained heavily involved in the Republican Party, making over 200 political endorsements during the 2022 midterm elections.
In November 2022, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election.
In December 2022, the House January 6 Committee recommended criminal charges against Trump for obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and inciting or assisting an insurrection.