Earlier this year, Neil Young demanded Donald Trump stop playing his song “Rockin’ In The Free World” on his presidential campaign tour. It turns out Trump actually went through the right channels and paid for permission to use the song, but in typical Trump fashion he handled the sticky situation smoothly with the ultimate tact. First, Trump called Neil Young a “hypocrite”. Then, Trump posted pictures on Twitter of the two of them shaking hands at a business deal just weeks before when Young came to Trump to ask for money to promote Neil’s new expensive MP3 player, Pono. Ultimately, it turns out Neil Young is a Bernie Sanders political supporter, but he knows The Donald is the man to see when you need some money.
So Donald Trump went back to the 80’s for the ultimate song of defiance and rebellion to promote his slogan “Make America Great Again”. Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is Trump’s new campaign theme song. You may remember Dee Snider has appeared a few seasons on Trump’s TV show, Celebrity Apprentice. The 80’s Metal band isn’t getting any royalties here but Snider is ok with that. “Donald Trump is a good friend and a great guy, and I support him turning the political system on its head. The song is about rebellion, and there’s nothing more rebellious than what Donald Trump is doing right now. Although Democrat Bernie Sanders can use it as well; he’s turning things upside down too.” When Dee Snider was asked if Trump should be elected President he said, “Oh, I don’t know about that, he’s a little too much of a narcissist. But he’s stirring the pot, that’s one thing he’s definitely doing, he’s shaking it up. I think that’s why he’s getting ratings he’s getting, people are just sick of the status quo.”
“WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT” Donald Trump’s Campaign Song