Trump Lashes Back at 'Hypocrite' Neil Young

But he's going to stop using the singer's song
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2015 2:13 PM CDT
Trump Lashes Back at 'Hypocrite' Neil Young
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally June 16 in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

It's not unusual for a musician to object to a politician's use of his song. Typically, the song gets pulled and life goes on, but "typically" doesn't exist in Donald Trump's world. After Neil Young called out the Trump campaign for using "Rockin' in the Free World" and made a point to say he's backing Bernie Sanders, Trump fired back on Twitter. "Total hypocrite," he wrote of Young, asserting that the singer had recently been in his office looking to make an "audio deal" and had invited him to a concert. (That first tweet has a photo of the two together.) No response yet from Young. In the meantime, the campaign is ditching the song, reports CTV News. "Didn't love it anyway," harumphed Trump. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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