Donald Trump Reads Lyrics From Al Wilson's 'The Snake' About Syrian Refugees

Donald Trump Reads Lyrics From "The Snake" to Illustrate Syrian Refugees

ByABC News
January 13, 2016, 12:13 AM

— -- This may get you rattled.

Donald Trump read the lyrics to Al Wilson's 1968 R&B song "The Snake" during a rally in Iowa Tuesday night to illustrate what might happen if the United States allows Syrian refugees into the United States.

The song tells the story of a woman who finds a snake on the streets and takes him in, but he turns on her.

"Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me in oh tender woman, sighed the snake.....But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite," reads the lyrics.

Trump put on his glasses and read the lyrics from a white piece of paper to the Cedar Falls, IA crowd of 1,300.

"Now she clutched him to her bosom, 'You’re so beautiful,” she cried. But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died."

Leading up to the lyrics, Trump talked about refugees living in Cologne, Germany calling it a disaster.

"I don’t think you wanna have, people coming in from the migration from Syria, and when you look at that migration, it’s very unusual. When I look at it, I see so many men, and they’re young. They look like they should be on the wrestling team," Trump said. "And they’re young and they’re strong, and you don’t see that many women."

Telling his supporters that the refugees have "no documentation whatsoever," Trump called for Gulf states like Saudi Arabia to construct a safe zone in Syria.

"Saudi Arabia who has a billion dollars a day before the oil went down. So now they’re making half, Ok? They’re making a lot. Get them to pay," he said.

Trump said he read the lyrics to "The Snake" the other day and called them incredible.

"It was like story time with Trump," said Tyler Rowe, a University of Iowa student who says he's voting for the billionaire businessman.