Trump's ad using Linkin Park's 'In The End' removed over copyright claim, Internet labels POTUS 'scam artist'
Donald Trump's campaign video which featured music from the popular Linkin Park song 'In the End' has been taken down due to copyright infringement and Twitter users couldn't be happier. The video featured various clips of Trump's speeches and appearances set to the music, and while the tweet itself had not been deleted at the time of writing this article, the video had been taken down.
Linkin Park has trended on Twitter as users react to this. "This is getting to be a pretty common occurrence: Trump posts disabled due to copyright infringement claims. This time? A campaign video using a Linkin Park song. Law and order prez..." writes a user on Twitter. "Trump tweeted a video with a remixed Linkin Park song in it. It trended on Twitter and then the copyright gods struck it down. They tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it didn't even matter," tweets another. "Love that @linkinpark disabled Trumps video. We all need to have that @linkinparkenergy and shut that scam artist up on November 3rd," says a third.
Fans of Linkin Park feel especially outraged by this, given that this comes merely days away from the three year anniversary of lead singer Chester Bennington's suicide on July 20, 2017. "Trump and his team knew this was the anniversary of Chester's (Linkin Park) death. Which is already a hard time to deal with as it is. How convenient. Truly digusting," writes one fan. Other fans are quick to point out that Bennington himself was anything but a Trump supporter, who tweeted as early as 2015 saying, "Donald Trump is a greater threat to the United States than terrorism."
The actual music that was used was a cover of 'In the End' by Tommee Profitt, featuring artists Fleurie and Jung Youth, which is possibly why the Trump administration felt they could get around copyright law. However, even the artists who covered the song had not given permission for the song to be used. "Never thought I would have to tell the president not to play my music but HEY BUDDY U DIDNT LICENSE THIS AND I WOULD NEVER APPROVE IT. Unacceptable," writes Jung Youth.