“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 financial privileges. I have also written about the rich who do not pay their fair share of taxes. Mr. Trump is a prime example of both of these issues.
It’s rock legend John Fogerty – singer, songwriter and guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival – who tweets his cease and desist order against President Donald Trump, who regularly plays the classic anti-war anthem of the group “Fortunate Son” during its gatherings.
It’s pretty clear that at this point, whoever chooses Trump’s songs isn’t really paying attention to the lyrics. Or don’t care. “Fortunate Son”, according to Fogerty, is a song about “class inequity”, in particular “about the rich men waging war and the poor having to fight them.”
Meanwhile, Trump, who managed to avoid serving in the military, reportedly said that soldiers who died in the war were “losers” and “suckers.” He also said he preferred “people who weren’t captured,” referring to the late Senator John McCain, who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
“I would say the president chose to use my song for his political rallies, when in fact it looks like he East probably the lucky son, ”Fogerty said on Facebook FB,
Choosing muted songs is becoming a bit of a Trump campaign theme, with several iconic artists, such as Neil Young, Guns N ‘Roses, The Rolling Stones, to name a few, also taking exceptions to Trump’s use of their music at his events.
Did Fogerty’s tweet have an impact? Not by the looks of this clip: