Donald Trump used songs by Neil Young for his speech at Mount Rushmore – he is not at all enthusiastic about it.
Rock musician Neil Young (74) criticized Donald Trump (74) for using his songs before a campaign event. The US President and his campaign leader played Young's songs "Rockin 'in the Free World", "Like a Hurricane" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" before Trump's speech at the opening of Independence Day of the United States at the Mount Rushmore National Monument.
On twitter Young took a clear position and explained: "I do not agree." In one following tweet the musician also wrote: "I am connected to the Lakota Sioux and that is NOT okay for me." The "Black Hills" in the State of South Dakota, in which the faces of the US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were chiseled, are part of the lands that the tribes of the US Senate held in 1868 Sioux were transferred. However, this agreement was never kept.
Trump is not welcome
In the run-up to Trump's speech, a representative of the Sioux wrote in an open letter that the US President on Mount Rushmore was "undesirable" because the event had not been agreed with the Sioux.
Neil Young had already clashed with Donald Trump in 2015 over the unauthorized use of "Rockin 'in the Free World". Trump then took the stage at the sound of Young Hit from 1989 when he announced he wanted to run for president.