The expression says it all: Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato finds musical inspiration at a rally for GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Anthony D’Amato)

And now for a Tuesday musical interlude, featuring the tuneful stylings of singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato. The Brooklyn musician recently witnessed a Donald Trump rally in Long Island, N.Y., and used that experience as research for his new song, “If You’re Gonna Build A Wall.”

Though D’Amato went undercover to the Trump event, he was wearing a “Feel the Bern” T-shirt under his overcoat. Stealth.

Here’s what D’Amato had to say about his ambitious anthem, which he was spurred to write not only by the climate of this presidential election cycle, but also by such recent events as the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and the notorious Flint, Mich., drinking-water scandal: “Any time we build a cultural wall to keep certain people down or out, the long arc of moral justice eventually comes around to tear it down, and history doesn’t look kindly on the builders.”

Below is the finished product, one of the tracks on his upcoming record, “Cold Snap” (via YouTube):

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