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John Fogerty calls Trump a “happy son” and says it is “confusing” that his Vietnam War song was played at a presidential rally.

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John Fogerty calls Trump a "happy son" and says it is "confusing" that his Vietnam War song was played at a presidential rally.


John Fogerty, Donald Trump Pose for a Picture: John Fogerty Writing "Lucky son" responded in a video about President Trump's use of the song at a recent campaign rally.  Getty Images / Getty Images for the Capitol concerts;  MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images


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John Fogerty, who wrote “Fortunate Son,” responded in a video about President Trump using the song at a recent rally. Getty Images / Getty Images for the Capitol concerts; MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images

  • President Trump arrived on Thursday for a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan, leaving Air Force One to the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Fortunate Son.”
  • John Fogerty, the musician who wrote the song, reacted on Friday to Trump’s use of his song in a Facebook video.
  • “This is a song that I could write now, so it confuses me, I would say that the president decided to use my song for his political rallies, when in fact it seems that he is probably a lucky son,” said Fogerty …
  • Other musicians, such as Neil Young and the late Tom Petty’s family, have criticized the use of their music at Trump-sponsored events.
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President Donald Trump led a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan on Thursday, and retired from Air Force One to 1969’s “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

The song refers to wealthy and powerful families who were able to get their sons out of the draft in the Vietnam War.

John Fogerty, rock musician who was a member of the Creedence Clearwater Revival and wrote “Fortunate Son” shared a video on Facebook on Friday an appeal to the use of the song by the Trump campaign.

“The president recently used my song ‘Fortunate Son’ for his political rallies, which is confusing to say the least,” Fogerty said in the video.

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In his video, Fogerty also sheds light on the meaning song lyrics, which includes:

“Some people are born with a silver spoon in their hands / Lord, don’t they help themselves, no” and “This is not me, this is not me / I am not the son of a millionaire.”

“I wrote this song in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War,” Fogerty said. “By the time I wrote the song, I had already been drafted and served in the army. And all my life I have supported our boys and girls in the army, probably because of that experience, of course. “

Fogerty continued in his video, saying, “In those days we still had a draft, and what made me very upset was what privileged people, in other words, wealthy people or people in position, could use to avoid the draft and don’t get into the army. I was very upset that this could happen, and therefore I wrote “Lucky Son.”



John Fogerty with Guitar: John Fogerty speaks on the 40th Anniversary of the Fourth Capitol PBS on July 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.  Getty Images / Getty Images for the Capitol concerts


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John Fogerty speaks on the 40th Anniversary of the Fourth Capitol PBS on July 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images / Getty Images for the Capitol concerts

He then noted the song’s opening verses: “Some people are born to wave the flag / Oh, their red, white and blue / And when the band plays“ Hail to the Chief ”/ Oh, they point a cannon at you. “

In his video, Fogerty compared the opening lines of Lucky Son with Trump uses federal troops to remove protesters from a June demonstration at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.so that he can stand in front of St. John’s Church and hold a Bible for a photo opportunity.

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“This is a song that I could write now, so it confuses me, I would say that the president decided to use my song for his political rallies, when in fact it seems that he is probably a lucky son,” said Fogerty ending the video.

Other musicians have reacted or criticized the use of their songs at Trump campaign events.

In June, the family of the late rock musician Tom Petty denounced the apparent use of his cult song “I Won’t Back Down” in Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Petty family tweeted that they issued an order to end the Trump campaign.

In July, singer-songwriter Neil Young tweeted that he is “out of order” when his music is played at the Trump Independence Day event. on Mount Rushmore. Young’s songs “Rockin ‘in the Free World” and “Like a Hurricane” apparently played at the president’s event.

Since his first presidential campaign, Trump has prompted a number of other musicians to take a problem with their songs being played at his events or made statements asking Trump’s campaign not to use their music.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

Today at dawn, during the holiday “Farm 2022″ (RecordTV) with the theme Baile da Corte, Deolan admitted that he once and for all rancid Andre.

“I’m rancid with Andre… Now I’m rancid with Andre,” the lawyer said in a conversation with Bia, Morango and Petala.

“These political talk, really… What a disgusting thing,” the blonde continued.

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MP Marcio Macedo (PT-SE) sent a bill to the House to ban the political use of Brazilian symbols such as the flag and anthem. According to the parliamentarian, the intention is to keep these representations from possible “wear and tear”.

In the letter, Macedo claims that the last election saw a simplification of the flag. The MP wants to ban the political manipulation of these symbols regardless of the party. That is, if the project is approved, the presidential government Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) could not include the flag or anthem in presidential advertisements.

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The meeting of the ANC Executive Committee (NEC), which was supposed to discuss the future of party president Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon, has been postponed after brief consultations on the Phala Phala saga and is expected to meet again on Sunday.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s political future remains in doubt after a meeting of the ANC’s executive committee, convened amid calls for the resignation of a president accused in a parliamentary report of violating his oath, was postponed.

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According to this document, the South African head of state concealed from the police and tax authorities an alleged robbery attempt that took place in 2020 at his Phala Phala property, located in the north-east of the country.

Under the terms of a complaint filed in June last year by Ramaphosa’s political opponent, $580,000 worth of bills were found hidden in sofa cushions in one of the rooms of the house, located on the presidential property. Sources close to Ramaphosa claim that the banknotes correspond to the sale of cattle to a Sudanese businessman for cash.

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