Alas, Young was not amused. He and issued a statement to the Wall Street Journal saying, “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement.” The statement also noted that Young, a Canadian citizen, actually supports Bernie Sanders.
Trump’s people responded to Billboard saying that the song had actually been legally licensed via ASCAP and BMI for The Donald’s event. But, they added, “Nevertheless, we won’t be using it again. There are plenty of songs to choose from. Despite Neil’s differing political views, Mr. Trump likes Neil very much.”
OK, so what now? Here are other ideas we have for Trump’s presidential song.
Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock”
And also, be clear: if President Don wants to rock, then rocking is what will happen. This will hold true whether he’s speaking with Congress, heads of state, or if he’s just kickin’ it in the White House (which, let’s face it, is kind of a step down from his current crib). And if anyone feels that rocking, at that exact moment, is somehow not appropriate, his response will surely be (per the song) “”No, no, no, no, no, no, no.” And then, “You’re fired.”