Twitter has taken down a campaign-style video retweeted by President Donald Trump after rock group Linkin Park issued a cease-and-desist order over the unauthorized use of their music, media stories stated.
The video, which featured a canopy of the band’s 2001 hit “Within the Finish,” was posted by White Home social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted on Saturday by Trump.
The tweet now says: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright proprietor.”
Linkin Park stated they didn’t authorize the usage of their music by Trump or his marketing campaign.
“Linkin Park didn’t and doesn’t endorse Trump, nor authorize his group to make use of any of our music. A stop and desist has been issued,” the rock group stated on Twitter.
The group’s late lead singer Chester Bennington was outspoken in his disapproval of the Republican president.
“Trump is a higher menace to the USA than terrorism!! We’ve got to take again our voices and stand for what we imagine in,” Bennington tweeted in 2017.
Linkin Park are usually not the primary band to take challenge with the president’s use of their music. The Rolling Stones final month threatened authorized motion in opposition to Trump if he doesn’t cease utilizing their songs at his marketing campaign rallies.
Queen, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Adele, Neil Younger, Dexys Midnight Runners, Panic! on the Disco and the household of the late Tom Petty have additionally complained about Trump’s use of their music.
Leisure trade bible Selection stated commentators had famous the pro-Trump video’s weird selection of “Within the Finish,” whose lyrics embody the refrain: “I attempted so exhausting, And received to date, However ultimately, It doesn’t even matter.”