Donald Trump wants to rock in the free world, but Neil Young is not having it.
This excerpt is pulled from Ashley Southall’s article, “Neil Young Wants Donald Trump to Pick Another Song,” published by the New York Times on June 16, 2015.
Trump drew Young’s rebuke on Tuesday when he strode across the stage at Trump Tower to declare his presidential candidacy backed by Young’s song “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
“Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” the musician’s team said in a statement. “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America.”
The song is famously liberal, having been written as an indictment of the poverty policies of the elder President George Bush’s administration. Trump is a Republican.