Neil Young is still sad that President Trump is using his music.
The aging Canadian rocker went to Twitter late Friday to condemn the use of the song “Rockin in the Free World” at Trump’s rally on Mount Rushmore.
“This is not a problem for me …” Young said with tweet. “I am in solidarity with Lakota Sioux & that’s okay with me”
Although the rally attracted thousands of fans, the iconic American monument has been criticized recently by activists who have condemned the site – echoing Young’s criticism.
“Mount Rushmore is still a symbol of white supremacy, still alive and structural racism in society today,” said Oglala Lakota tribe Nick Tilsen and activist non-profit NDN Collective chairman Nick Tilsen. Said. “It is unfair to actively steal the land of indigenous people and then carve the white faces of the conquerors who make genocide.”
Trump’s musical tastes are eclectic, and his rallies are known to contain numbers from Rolling Stones and “The Ghost of the Opera.”
Young did not complain for the first time about the unauthorized use of their jam. Trump used the same song during a historic speech when he first announced his new post as president in New York City in 2015.
“Donald Trump was not authorized to use” Rockin in the Free World “in his presidential nomination statement,” says a representative for Young. “Canadian citizen Neil Young is a supporter of the President of the United States, Bernie Sanders.”
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