Neil Young ‘Not Ok’ With Trump Playing His Music At Rally
Neil Young has expressed his frustration at President Donald Trump using his music during a Fourth of July rally at Mount Rushmore last Friday.
Two of Young’s songs, “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Like a Hurricane,” were played during the president’s rally that day, and Young took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
“This is NOT ok with me,” Young tweeted, and added, “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” voicing his support for the Lakota Sioux tribe from whom the U.S. government had seized the land after gold was discovered in the area in the 1870s.
In 2015, Young expressed displeasure at Trump using “Rockin’ in the Free World” while announcing his candidacy. He issued a statement then saying Trump was not authorized to use the song.
Young, a known critic of Trump, also wrote a open letter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“[Trump] is, in the end, just a poor leader who is building walls around our house. I believe he will be powerless soon… That sorry man will not destroy the American Dream,” he wrote.
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