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Neil Young fuming that Trump plays his music at rallies: Reveals why he won’t sue

Rock star Neil Young may be furious that President Donald Trump continues to play his music at his rallies, but he’s not going to sue him for one reason.

President Trump has been using Young’s music at his rallies since 2015, much to the rocker’s dismay. Most recently, President Trump used Young’s songs “Cowgirl in the Sand” and “Like a Hurricane” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” during his event at Mount Rushmore over the Fourth of July weekend, according to Rolling Stone. Young fired back at Trump by tweeting, “This is NOT ok with me.”

“I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” Young added, indicating that he supports the Sioux tribal leaders who have called for the removal of the faces on Mount Rushmore, which features four former U.S. presidents.

In a letter posted to his website on Tuesday, Young claimed that while he could sue Trump for the unauthorized use of his music, he would not do so because the president instead needs to be focusing on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Because you are in charge of the Covid 19 response here in the USA, I will not sue you, (as certainly is my right) potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives,” Young wrote. “With the enormous power you wield on our behalf, I wish you all the best in your critical battle to save American souls from this threat.”

“I know you will do your best for all Americans, regardless of political leanings. I give you my encouragement for your efforts to Unify America,” he continued. This comes days after Young released a new version of his song “Lookin’ for a Leader,” calling the updated version “Looking for a Leader 2020.” In the new version of the song, Young urges his fans to support Joe Biden over Trump in this election. Young ended his letter by asking Trump to listen to this song, saying “it would be an interesting addition to your next rally.” Well, at least he isn’t suing!

This piece was written by PopZette Staff on July 7, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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