Donald Trump took the stage yesterday to announce his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for president. His grand entry was accompanied by the well known rock classic, Rockin in the Free World. Pretty cool music for a grand entry, except for one rather important detail. Neil Young wrote the song and neither Trump nor anyone acting on his behalf bothered to contact him to ask permission to use his song. Just about everyone who knows anything about rock music knows Neil Young wrote the song, so it’s possible that many people who watched Trump’s grand entry may have concluded that Young supports Trump.
They would be wrong, very very wrong. Mashable reports,
According to a statement from his manager, the rocker wasn’t exactly happy about the unauthorized usage, especially by a candidate he doesn’t support. In an email, Young’s manager Elliot Roberts wrote, “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement. Mr. Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America.”
How very presidential of you, Donald.
Go back to “Go” and do not collect $200.
The Republican Clown Train is just about complete. If only Sarah Palin . . .
On second thought, Nah.
Go Bernie go!