Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose takes a dig at Trump in his first tweet of 2020: 'Make The White House Great Again'
Rose has been a vocal critic of Trump and his presidency ever since the Republican assumed office
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Wednesday as he returned to social media after a three-month hiatus. Rose, in his first tweet of 2020, posted a picture of an old man wearing a blue hat that read: "Make The White House Great Again."
Rose has been a vocal critic of Trump and his presidency ever since the Republican assumed office. The aging rocker, in November 2018, had slammed Trump's campaign for using the legendary rock band's music during one of the president's political campaigns.
The rocker had taken to Twitter saying that the band, "like a lot of artists opposed to the unauthorized use of their music at political events," and had formally asked that their music not be used "at Trump rallies or Trump associated events."
Rose, however, claimed that despite their request, the Trump campaign is "using loopholes in the various venues' blanket performance licenses" and playing music without the permission of the artists. Pharrell Williams, Steven Tyler, and Prince’s estate have all threatened legal action against the President after they discovered that Trump had used their music during campaign events ahead of the mid-term elections in 2018.
Rose, a few days later, again slammed the president after Trump wrote that "there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly fires in California." He added that “billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"
The 58-year-old shot back at Trump, saying: "Um…actually…it’s a lack of federal funding that’s at the ‘root’ of the purported forest mismanagement," he tweeted. "Only a demented n’ truly pathetic individual would twist that around n’ use a tragedy to once again misrepresent facts for attempted public/political gain at other’s expense."
Rose, earlier that year in January, had called the White House disgraceful and tweeted: "The WH is the current US gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful." The rock icon later urged his fans to vote for Democrats instead of Trump's party.