Dee Snider Explains His Performance With Trump Family
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider shared the reason he shared the stage with the Trump family back in August 2015 on Twitter after being asked by a fan about the issue.
Besides his remarkable career in music as the frontman of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider is also interested in acting, writing, and producing. In addition, the rocker has been involved in philanthropic work for years. Snider has been organizing the annual Dee Snider’s Ride motorcycle event for Long Island Cares Inc., which aims to serve hungry and food insecure people on the island.
In 2012, the singer assembled some of his friends and organized the Jam For Autism benefit show. Snider has performed numerous benefit concerts in many organizations to help those in need. Back in August 2015, the musician appeared at a St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital fundraiser organized by the Eric Trump Foundation. At the event, Dee Snider sang Twisted Sister’s hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘ with the Trump family.
A Twitter user shared a video of Snider during his performance with Trumps and asked the singer about the backstory of this incident. The rocker explained that it was a philanthropic event to raise money for children with cancer. Somebody gave a considerable amount of money for the singer to sing the song with the Trump family. So, he accepted it as it would greatly benefit the children. Dee added that he would do it again with pleasure as it served a good cause.
The fan’s question to Snider about the video:
“Please tell me the story; why were they there?“
“I’ve told this story to death. It was a children’s cancer charity event. Someone gave 50K for the Trumps to sing with me. That’s a lot of money for sick kids. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Google it, and you will find the details.”
You can check out the tweets below.
I've told this story to death. It was a children's cancer charity event. Someone gave 50K for the Trumps to sing with me. That's a lot of money for sick kids. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Google it and you will find the details. https://t.co/W9nfUCF6hc
— Dee Snider🇺🇸🎤 (@deesnider) September 6, 2022