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Neil Young publishes another Trump rant

By | Published on Thursday 20 February 2020

Donald Trump & Neil Young

Neil Young’s opinions of Donald Trump are well known, but – having recently gained his American citizenship – the musician has penned on open letter reminding everyone why he thinks the current US President is a “disgrace”.

In the letter – published on his Neil Young Archives website – the musician disputes Trump’s economic bragging, and criticises the President’s “mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment and our relationships with friends around the world”.

He also returns to a common grievance among the musical community, Trump’s use of songs at his rallies made by artists who strongly object to the President’s politics and policies.

“Every time ‘Keep On Rocking In The Free World’ or one of my songs is played at your rallies”, Young says, “I hope you hear my voice. Remember it is the voice of a tax-paying US citizen who does not support you. Me”.

Young then expresses support for Bernie Sanders, who – of course – is again seeking to represent the Democrats in the next presidential race.

“One of your opponents has the answers I like”, Young says. “He is aiming at preserving our children’s future directly. He is not popular with the democratic establishment, because unlike all the other candidates he is not pandering to the industries accelerating Earth’s climate disaster, the end of the world as we know it. He is truly fighting for the USA”.

He concludes by saying of Sanders “his initials are BS, not his policies”, then adding: “We are going to vote you out and Make America Great Again”.