Neil Young pens scathing open letter to Donald Trump

Lawrence Kim
February 22, 2020

In a lengthy open letter on his Neil Young Archives site, the Canadian-born songwriter broke down all of Trump's perceived presidential failings.

Younger included: "Your insurance policies, conclusions and small phrase imagining continue to exacerbate the Local weather Crisis..."

After 50 years living in California and paying taxes, it took his Malibu home burning during the Woolsey wildfire of 2018 to urge him to finally become a dual citizen. In 2016 Youthful criticised Trump for allegedly employing the tune with out authorization at his presidential prospect announcement function in the earlier yr.

Young voiced disdain for Trump's use of the classic hit "Rockin' in the Free World" at his rallies, which the artist has asked him to stop while acknowledging that he can't actually prevent the song's use.

In an open letter published on his website on Tuesday, the aging rocker told the president directly: "You are a disgrace to my country". "That way you could have been on stage at a rally every night in front of your fans, if you had been good".

"Every time "Keep on Rockin" in the Free World' or one of my songs is played at your rallies, I hope you hear my voice", he writes.

"I don't blame the people who voted for you", he wrote.

On gaining his twin citizenship a short while ago, Young verified that he would be voting for the Democrats in the upcoming United States elections.

Young shared the news with enthusiasts by submitting a picture of him saluting upcoming to a indication that reads: "Democrats sign-up to vote in this article".

"You are a disgrace to my country", writes Young, who became a USA citizen earlier this year.

The 74-calendar year-aged singer experienced at first designed a bid for United States citizenship in November 2019 but the result was delayed soon after he admitted to smoking cannabis. "He is aiming at preserving our children's future directly", Young elaborates. I have their back. 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 crisis, the end of the world as we know it.

As for who Neil supports in this year's election, he's with Kim Gordon: "His initials are BS".

Young, a well-known Democratwho once wrote a song calling for the impeachment of former US president George W. Bush, supports Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.

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