Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, wants Donald Trump served to him on a silver platter with a nice red delicious in Trump’s mouth. The Canadian singer is actually backing up Donald Trump’s opponent, Bernie Sanders for becoming the next president of the United States. Donald Trump’s campaign for becoming the next president took off this Tuesday as Donald Trump made his grand appearance at the Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, New York. The real estate mogul blasted Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” throughout the lobby of the tower.
Although the Canadian is not eligible to vote, Young is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Trump did not have permission to use Young’s song for his campaign because the Canadian born singer is endorsing Bernie Sanders race to the White House. According to a quote from Billboard’s article on the heated topic, “Rockin’ in the Free World” was written as a critique of the Republican George H. W. Bush administration and how it did not care about America’s poor, you can see why Young wouldn’t be very excited about the conservative multi-billionaire appropriating his tune and misrepresenting its message. “Rockin’ in the Free World” debuted in 1989 as part of Young’s album Freedom.
“Donald Trump was not authorized to use “Rockin’ In The Free World” in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America,” said Young’s manager, Elliot Roberts
Donald Trump may be running for president for a fifth time, but he will have to find someone else to write his song. According to an article on The Guardian, the Trump campaign originally obtained a legal agreement with ASCAP to use the song, but the artist himself doesn’t want to song to be misused by the money magnate. Ironically, other Republican politicians have undergone the fire of some other musicians for the misuse or unauthorized approval of their songs. Steve Perry objected to Newt Gingrich’s use of “Don’t Stop Believin’” at campaign events, and Tom Petty objected to Michele Bachmann’s use of “American Girl.” In 2008 Jackson Browne sued over the use of his song “Running on Empty” in a pro-John McCain campaign video. Sorry Trump, we know how much you like Neil Young, you just have to pick out another song.