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GOP candidates circle the wagons around Jason Aldean, play banned song at rallies after liberal backlash

GOP presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy showed their support for country singer Jason Aldean by playing their banned song at rallies Thursday.

“You all know I love music,” Haley Posted on Twitter “Tonight in Greenville we added a new song to the playlist: Jason Aldean’s ‘Try That in a Small Town,'” from a rally Thursday.

The video shows a packed room of Hailey supporters singing Aldean’s new song, which has sparked an angry reaction from the left, with chants playing in the background.

“Nikki Haley grew up in a small, rural town in South Carolina, and she will always stand up for her small town values ​​- faith, family and freedom,” Haley’s spokesman Ken Farnaso told Fox News Digital. “It’s where she learned to fight for her beliefs and stand up to bullies, like the liberal bullies trying to get the song canceled because it tells the truth about their failed policies.”

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Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, country music singer Jason Aldean, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (Getty Images)

Haley’s GOP challenger, Vivek Ramaswamy, also played the song at the end of one of his rallies in New Hampshire on Thursday.

In a Twitter post, Ramaswamy said he would play the song at all his rallies and said the lyrics were “about defending the values ​​that all Americans share — faith, family, hard work, patriotism.”

“Rule of law, patriotism, family. These shouldn’t be partisan messages, they’re pro-American values. Good on Jason Aldean for not bowing to the crowd and sticking to principles,” the Ramaswamy campaign told Fox News Digital in a statement.

Fellow GOP candidate Ron DeSantis has also been supporting the song on multiple platforms, including Twitter, where he said Alden has “nothing to apologize for.”

The candidate the three GOP candidates are hoping to defeat, former President Donald Trump, said in a truthful social post that Aldean is a “great man.”

“Support Jason all you can. MAGA!!!” Trump said.

Aldean flared. gave rise to criticism After the liberal activists released a music video for their new song that includes lyrics about “in a small town to try” violent criminals as well as law enforcement and those who disrespect the American flag.

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Jason Aldean and Britney Aldean

Jason Aldean and Britney Aldean attend the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards at Ford Center (Getty Images)

Aldean sings, “Yeah, you think you’re tough? Well, try it in a small town, see how far you make it on the street. Around here, we take care of ourselves, you cross that line, it won’t take you long to find out, I suggest you don’t.”

An anti-gun activist claimed the song was about “how he and his friends will shoot you if you try to take your guns” and many took issue with the video being filmed in a Tennessee courthouse that was the site of a 1927 lynching and a 1946 race riot. Aldean’s supporters, as well as his production company, have pointed out that a variety of events have been filmed at the site, including a Hannah Montana movie.

Country Music Television and MTV have since announced that they have removed the song from their video rotation.

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Republican presidential candidate and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley

Republican presidential candidate and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley greets voters at a town hall event in New Hampshire. ((Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images))

Aldean Rejected the concept that the tune hitting the airwaves in May was racially motivated.

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“In the last 24 hours I’ve been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that’s been out since May) and compared to the (direct quote) nationwide BLM protests I wasn’t too happy about,” Aldean shared with his nearly 8 million fans on social media.

“These references are not only qualified, but dangerous. There isn’t a single lyric in the song that references or alludes to race — and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage — and while I can try and get others to interpret the song musically — it goes too far.”

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