John Fogerty Demands Donald Trump Stop Playing 'Fortunate Son'

Lawrence Kim
October 19, 2020

John Fogerty wrote in 1969 the song Fortunate song and which President Trump used during a campaign of re-election rally in September.

John Forgerty Enraged President Trump He is playing one of his very personal songs at a campaign rally.

"By the way... for those who have not discovered" Fortunate Son", give it a tune. Issuance of the campaign letter to the campaign of the President also took place wherein it stated about legal action if the use of the song does not get stopped.

Singer Phil Collins has also hit President Trump with a cease and desist order after his campaign played his hit classic, "In the Air Tonight" at the president's recent rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday. Fogerty shared in Twitter a statement on Friday about the issuance an order of cease-and-desist to the campaign of President.

In the cease and desist letter, obtained by Rolling Stone, the rocker's lawyers claim the use of "Fortunate Son" at the rallies and campaign events is "likely to cause confusion, mistake and deceive the public as to the affiliation, connection, sponsorship or association of President Trump by or with John Fogerty".

Representatives for Fogerty and the Trump campaign, respectively, did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment about the musician's cease-and-desist order.

John Fogerty issues a cease-and-desist order to Trump's campaign to stop using his 'Fortunate Son' song at rallies
John Fogerty says he is sending cease-and-desist letter over Trump’s use of ‘Fortunate Son’

The singer added, "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 privilege".

John also called out to the President for the use of his song in the campaign.

Forgerty said he is issuing a stop order calling for a joint venture with Trump.

The president received four student draft deferments while he was an undergraduate student.

Fogerty is not the first musician to formally request that the Trump campaign refrains from playing their music.

"Rihanna, R.E.M., and The Rolling Stones â€" among other artists â€" have also ordered President Trump's campaign to stop using their music at political events.

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