Neil Young is not at all happy that Donald Trump continues to use his songs at his campaign rallies, and now he may finally be ready to do something more than warn him against doing it.
In a new post to his archival site, Young shares that Trump’s response to the protesters in Portland has him thinking about bringing a lawsuit to stop the use of his music.
“I am changing my mind about suing President Trump,” he writes. “Reconsidering. I’m looking at it again. There is a long history to consider and I originally considered it, deciding not to pursue. But then President Trump ordered thugs in uniform onto our streets. His idea. He ordered it himself. This all DJT.”
Young adds, “Trump has no respect for our military. They are now to be used on the streets of America against law-abiding citizens for a political charade orchestrated by a challenged president,” noting, “These are thugs with no IDs shooting Americans on the streets. They are not our police. Our police should arrest these untrained thugs for breaking our laws.”
As for his tunes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame notes, “Imagine what it feels like to hear ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ after this president speaks, like it is his theme song…I did not write it for that.”