Trump slammed for ending Fourth of July rally with 'anti-capitalist' Neil Young song that criticizes America
Young, 73, also objected to the usage of his song at Trump's rally, and tweeted, 'This is NOT ok with me'
The Mount Rushmore rally of President Donald J Trump is turning out to be the opposite of what the POTUS might have expected. After boring the attendees with his impassioned speech against the protesters who tore down the statues of Confederate leaders and mispronouncing most of the words, the President decided to conclude his speech by playing Neil Young's 'Rockin' in the Free World'.
Trump and his campaign team were heavily criticized for using such an inappropriate song at the end of the rally speech. With lyrics that say, "But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead. There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead," the song is a pointed critique of the grim life in the USA. The internet began mocking the President and his team for such a major oversight.
A user tweeted, "Did anyone notice the song @realDonaldTrump used to close tonight’s Mt. Rushmore rambling diatribe about the greatness of our country, was Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”, a song that’s actually about how completely f***ed up the US is? What a vapid sack of stupidity." Another user wrote, "I always ask the same question: Why do conservatives always use Neil Young's "Rocking in the Free World" and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA?" Don't they understand that BOTH are ANTI-CAPITALIST songs? They are lyrics that ask how we went so WRONG. Not how great we are." "Playing Neil Young's Keep on Rockin' in the Free World at a patriotic event just shows, again. that the Trump people and their supporters cannot understand complete sentences, but they do understand sentence fragments," pointed out a user. Another user expressed, "First of all, why the f**k is the Trump campaign even using Neil Young's songs. That's the antithesis of what Neil represents. Why do Trumpians continually wanna be posers??? First, the Rolling Stones? Then Neil Young? F**k Trump. You should be using music from the USSR!"
Young, 73, too objected to the usage of his song at Trump's rally. In a series of tweets, the musician expressed his strong objection. In a tweet, he shared a clip of his song being played at the rally, and wrote, "This is NOT ok with me…” He followed it up with, "I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me." The Lakota Sioux has been fighting the U.S. government for many years to claim the land as their own.