Rock legend John Fogerty issues an order of termination and interruption to President Donald Trump to prevent him from using his hit song “Fortunate Son” on his campaign collections.
Fogerty is the latest in a long line of musicians who are furious that Trump has appropriated their songs to promote himself without permission and no matter how much they despise him.
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Trump jumped out of service in Vietnam with the expulsion of students and a very suspicious medical claim of “bone spurs.” He once joked to shock Howard Stern that he was fighting for his “own personal Vietnam” by fighting to avoid sexually transmitted diseases from all the women he had slept with. “I want a big and very brave soldier,” he boasted thoughtlessly when American men his age died in Vietnam.
It’s Trump’s rich guy who avoids service in Vietnam as he helps himself to Fogerty’s song, which especially drives the rocker crazy – as does the fact that Trump avoids paying taxes.
“I wrote this song because as a veteran I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political and economic privilege,” Fogerty tweeted Friday. “I also wrote about wealthy people not paying their fair share of taxes.”
Trump is a “good example of both of these issues. The fact that Mr. Trump is also joining the flames of hatred, racism and fear as he rewrites recent history is even more cause for concern about his use of my song, ”Fogerty added.
Trump, a self-proclaimed billionaire, paid only $ 750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, reported The New York Times, which obtained several years of Trump’s tax return. For 10 of the previous 15 years, he did not pay a penny of federal income tax.
“I protest that the President is using my song ‘Lucky Son’ for his campaign in any way. He uses my words and my voice to convey a message that I do not support, ”Fogerty tweeted. “Therefore, I issue a ‘cease and desist’ order.”
Fogerty has said he is mystified by Trump’s use of the song because he’s exactly the kind of guy he spits in the lyrics.
Trump has helped himself to music against the wishes of a list of artists, including Neil Young, Adele, Rihanna, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Elton John – and Prince’s property last year.
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